Originally Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 2:08 pm
Last Updated: Jan. 15, 2013, 2:12 pm

Man killed Monday near Orion while pulling out of driveway

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By Anthony Watt, awatt@qconline.com

One person is dead and at least one more was injured after a semi and a sport-utility vehicle collided near Orion Monday.

The accident happened Monday on Illinois 150 south of Orion, Henry County Coroner David A. Johnson, said, adding that the SUV appears to have been to pulling out of a driveway when it was struck by the tractor-trailer.

The male driver of the SUV was killed, Mr Johnson said. The man's identity has not yet been released.

Mr. Johnson said a female passenger in the SUV was taken to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. The semi driver was taken to a Quad-Cities area hospital. Mr. Johnson could not provide more detail on either person.

A representative of the Henry County Sheriff's Office, which is investigating the collision, could not be reached for comment.