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Crash south of Tonica kills woman, injures man

Posted by wlpo on December 29, 2009

A head-on crash on Route 251 killed a woman from Lostant and left a man from Tonica injured.

71 year old Ester Schafer was pronounced dead at the scene after the accident Tuesday afternoon south of Tonica. 

Investigators think Schafer was heading south when for whatever reason she crossed into oncoming traffic hitting a car driven by Jeffrey Billig of Tonica.  He was taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital before being transferred to St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  He was listed in fair condition Wednesday morning. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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