Fatal Car Accident in Fulton County

By Jeff Muniz

July 15, 2010 Updated Oct 4, 2009 at 11:38 PM CDT

A two car crash in Fulton County Sunday claims the life of a Peoria Heights man while sending three other people to area hospitals.

Police say 79-year-old Richard Panus failed to stop at the Route 9 intersection while traveling on County Highway two around 9:30 Sunday morning.

Panus died at the scene after a truck traveling on Route 9 smashed into his driver's side door.

The passenger in the truck was life-flighted to OSF St. Francis Medical Center while the driver, Franklin Root, was also taken there by ambulance.

The passenger in Panus' car was taken by ambulance to Graham Hospital in Canton.

Their conditions are not known as police will only say they suffered multiple injuries.

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