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1 person dead after crash near Smithville

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WCBU

One person is dead after a crash west of Smithville on Monday night.

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office responded to a one-vehicle crash at Eden and Smithville roads just after 8:30 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle, 58-year-old Daniel DeFrance of Glasford, was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger was taken to the hospital via LifeFlight with non life-threatening injuries.

Coroner Jamie Harwood said DeFrance suffered severe head and chest trauma in the crash, and likely died instantly.

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