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Glasford man identified after fatal Monday night crash in Peoria County


Man identified in Peoria County
Man identified in Peoria County(MGN)
Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 2:56 PM CST
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PEORIA COUNTY (25 NEWS) - A Glasford man was the victim of Monday night’s fatal one-vehicle crash in Peoria County.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says the driver, Daniel S. DeFrance, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:48 p.m.

DeFrance suffered severe head and chest trauma during the collision and likely died instantly, Harwood said in a release.

It is unclear if he was wearing a seatbelt.

A female passenger was transported to OSF by LifeFlight in serious but stable condition.

The Peoria County Sheriff’s office, along with the Logan-Trivoli Fire Department, LifeFlight and AMT all responded to the one-vehicle crash at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Eden and Smithville Roads in rural Peoria County.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation by the Peoria County Sheriff’s Department.

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