Fatal crash closes portion of Highway 40 in Highland - KMOV.com

Fatal crash closes portion of Highway 40 in Highland

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Crash on Highway 40 in Highland Friday morning (Credit: KMOV) Crash on Highway 40 in Highland Friday morning (Credit: KMOV)

HIGHLAND, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A fatal crash has closed a portion of Highway 40 in Highland, Illinois.

The two-car crash occurred around 5 a.m. on the highway near Kennedy Lane.

Police officials said a woman died in the crash and a man was taken to the hospital. 

Police said the woman was driving a pickup truck in the westbound lane when she and another pickup truck hit each other head-on.  The driver in the eastbound lane was taken to a nearby hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

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The highway is closed in both directions from Kennedy Lane to Motel Road. It reopened around 10:45 a.m.

The Illinois State Police Department is handling the crash investigation.

Illinois State Police are conducting a toxicology report to determine whether or not alcohol or drugs were a factor. 

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