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Onarga man dies in head-on crash on 45/52

A 75-year-old Onarga man was killed today (Tuesday) when his car collided head-on with a pickup truck on U.S. Route 45/52 in Kankakee County.

Donald L. Blanchette was northbound when he crossed the center line near County Road 6600S. The car hit a pickup driving south. Illinois State police report the crash happened just before 10 am.

Blanchette was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
An unidentified 42-year-old man from St. Anne was the driver of the pickup. He was taken to a local hospital.
The crash closed Route 45/52 at 6500 South for nearly three hours.

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