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Pekin Man Dies In Head-On Collision
Updated February 17, 2016 6:50 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(MORGAN CO) - A Pekin man died late Saturday night in a head-on collision in the 2100 block of Mapleturn Road in Morgan County.

According to a Morgan County Sheriff's Department Police report, 36-year-old Leslie Ashby IV was taken to Indiana University Health Morgan Hospital to be flown by helicopter to another hospital, but died before he could be transferred.

A passenger in Ashby's vehicle, 36-year-old Joshua Underwood, told police Ashby was attempting to pass a westbound vehicle when their vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle driven by 30-year-old Evan Kerkhof of Martinsville.

Kerkhof and his wife, Rachael, were taken to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis

Underwood, of Martinsville, was also transported to Methodist Hospital.

Police say the crash remains under investigation.



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