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One dead after three-vehicle crash on Route 23

Posted by wlpo on May 29, 2015

A Newark man was killed in a fiery crash north of Ottawa on Route 23.

The La Salle County Sheriff’s Office says 61-year-old William Krug was stopped in his car late Friday morning on Route 23 looking to turn into a driveway. He was rear ended by a box truck driven by 22-year-old Frank Contacessi of River Grove. The collision caused Krug to go into the other lane of Route 23 where he was hit by a semi driven by 56-year-old Jay Mitchell of Waterman.

Krug was pronounced dead at the scene. Contacessi and Mitchell weren’t hurt.

The semi caught fire leading to the stretch of Route 23 at the accident scene being shut down for four hours.
So far no charges have been filed although the crash is still under investigation.

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