Washington man killed in car crash

By WEEK Reporter

January 29, 2014 Updated Jan 29, 2014 at 11:49 PM CDT

PEORIA COUNTY -- A Washington man was killed in a two car crash on Interstate 74.

The accident occurred just before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Authorities say 81 year old Jesse Hilton was merging from the I-74 westbound shoulder when he and an oncoming mini-van collided.

Hilton's car was pushed onto the I-474 ramp.

Hilton was pronounced dead at the scene.

His wife transported to OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

The 39 year old driver and passengers of the mini-van were also taken to OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

The crash remains under investigation.

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