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Saturday crash results in fatality

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

MARSEILLES – A traffic accident involving a semitrailer and passenger vehicle resulted in a fatality Saturday morning.

Marseilles Police Chief James Hovious said police still are investigating the cause of the crash, which happened at 11:15 a.m. Saturday on Rutland Street near the intersection of Bratton Ave.

The LaSalle County Coroner Jody Bernard said the victim was 24-year-old Sarah Duerr of Ottawa. Her death was the result of multiple injuries sustained during the crash.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Duerr was one of two passengers in the vehicle.

The other was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

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