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Fatality reported in crash of pickup, semi near Hamel

Illinois State Police on Saturday afternoon were handling a fatal crash in the Hamel area.

A pickup and a tractor-trailer collided near the intersection of Illinois 140 and Illinois 4. The pickup ended up almost completely under the trailer portion of the tractor-trailer.

The driver of the pickup, a male, was killed, according to witnesses.

Witnesses got to the truck quickly after the crash and tried to help, but authorities said the driver of the pickup was killed on impact.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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