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Crash in Bureau County kills man

Posted by wlpo on December 3, 2009

While a crash in Bureau County that killed a man from Peoria remains under investigation, police have released the names of those involved. 

          77 year old Jessie Veach was pronounced dead shortly after midnight Thursday morning after police say he drove his van into a semi-trailer that was trying to make a U-turn.

Investigators say the truck driver was trying to re-enter Interstate 80 off of Route 40 and was blocking both lanes of traffic. 

The truck driver, Donald Harper of Wichita, Kansas was ticketed for illegal turn.

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