Man from Normal dies in rural McLean County car crash

The crash remains under investigation by the McLean County Coroner’s office and Illinois State Police. (WJBC file photo)

By Neil Doyle

TOWANDA – A local man has died after a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in rural Towanda.

Michael Simpsen, 50, of Normal died from extensive multiple blunt force injuries due to a pickup truck and automobile collision, reportedly sustained as the driver of the pickup truck, according to McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder.

Authorities said the crash happened around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Route 165 and North 2400 East Road.

Illinois State Police said the driver of the vehicle, a 22-year-old woman from Towanda, was issued a citation for disobeying a stop sign.

The crash remains under investigation by the coroner’s office and ISP.

Neil Doyle can be reached at neil.doyle@cumulus.com

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