Man identified in Livingston County fatal crash

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Coroner Danny Watson identified the victim as James Yordy II, 28, of rural Pontiac. (Photo courtesy WJEZ)


By Neil Doyle

PONTIAC – The Livingston County Coroner has identified the man killed in a car and semi tractor-trailer crash over the weekend.

Coroner Danny Watson said James Yordy II, 28, of rural Pontiac, died early Sunday. The crash remains under investigation by the coroner’s office and Illinois State Police.

The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. on Route 47 and 2300 North Road in Union Township, between Dwight and Saunemin.

Rescue crews from Saunemin and Pontiac were called to the scene, as were Livingston County Sheriff’s Police and a State Police accident reconstruction team.

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