1 dead, 1 injured in Franklin County crash

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WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (KBSI) – A Christopher man is dead and a Desoto man is injured after a crash on Nov. 10 west of West Frankfort.

It happened at the intersection of State Highway 149 and Freeman Spur Road around 10 a.m., according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

James A. Vanhorn, 82, of Christopher, Ill. was driving a Ford Ranger north on Freeman Spur Road. Clifton A. Bailey, 43, of Desoto, Ill. was driving a 2008 Chevrolet van westbound on State Hwy. 149.

The Ford Ranger drove into the intersection and collided with the van. Vanhorn was ejected from the Ranger. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Franklin County Coroner’s Office.

Bailey was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Franklin County Coroner’s Office investigated the crash. West Frankfort Fire Department, West Frankfort Police Department and the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency assisted.

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