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Iroquois County crash kills passenger

A 2-vehicle accident in Iroquois County today (Wednesday) left one person dead. Sheriff’s Police report a passenger in a vehicle driven by Felipe Aranda was pronounced dead at Riverside Hospital. Aranda’s vehicle was westbound on 1900 N. Road when it was hit by a southbound vehicle operated by Christopher Benz of Onarga. Police report Benz was southbound on 500 E. Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign on 1900.

Benz was ticketed for Failure to Reduce Speed and Disregarding a Stop Sign.

Benz was taken by ambulance for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. No word of injury to Aranda. The victim in Aranda’s vehicle was not identified, pending notification of family. Gilman Fire and Riverside Ambulance also answered the call.

94.1 WGFA