Metro-East News

Highland man dies in wrong-way crash

A 48-year-old Highland man has died following a wrong-way crash on Interstate 70 near Highland.

Bond County Coroner Tony Brooks identified the driver as Francis L. Thayer, who was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes.

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According to police reports, a Peterbilt tanker truck struck the 2005 Dodge Caravan that Thayer was driving head on at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Interstate 70 was shut down for about five hours Tuesday night as the crash was investigated. It reopened after 1 a.m. Wednesday.