Peoria man killed in head-on crash on I-74

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A Peoria man is dead after an early morning Thursday head-on crash on Interstate 74 near milepost 178.

Illinois State Police said the 29-year-old man was going westbound in the eastbound lanes for an unknown reason. The other driver, a 53-year-old Rock Island man, was traveling eastbound in a semi-truck. They collided head-on in the right lane of the eastbound lanes at approximately 3:19 a.m.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup identified the 29-year-old Peoria man as Michael Montgomery. He was pronounced dead at the scene at about 4 a.m.

The Rock Island man was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation and no formal charges have been filed at this time.

This story will be updated.

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