Fatal accident shuts down Route 9 near Banner

By WEEK Reporter

August 23, 2013 Updated Aug 23, 2013 at 8:46 PM CDT

FULTON COUNTY -- Route 9 between Canton and Banner was closed on Friday due to a fatal accident involving a semi truck and a car.

Police say a Hitchcock Scrapyard semi struck a four door sedan on Route 9 just west of Banner at 11 a.m.

According to the Fulton County Coroner, the driver of the sedan was pronounced dead a short time later. His identity will be released once family has been notified.

The semi was not hauling a trailer at the time of the accident.

The Fulton County Sheriff's Department and the Illinois State Police are investigating.

We will have more information as it becomes available.