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Morton Man Killed In Wednesday Night 2-Vehicle Collision

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A Morton man is dead after a two-vehicle accident Wednesday night in Tazewell County.

Coroner Charles Hanley said 44-year-old Craig Chione was headed west on Queenwood Road when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a combine headed east. Chione's vehicle continued heading west, hitting a drainage ditch before coming to rest in a farm field.

Chione was the vehicle's sole occupant.

Hanley said Chione died from complications due to thermal injuries. Toxicology is pending.

The Illinois State Police, Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, and coroner's office are investigating.