Car vs Semi crash on I-57 claims life of Crescent City Man 

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WATSEKA – A Crescent City man has died after his car reportedly rear ended a semi in Ford County.

According to Illinois State Police the crash happened Saturday morning when a car driven by Ryan R. Rippe, 38 of Crescent City, was headed southbound following the semi.  He allegedly hit the semi, went through the median, and finally came to a stop in the northbound lanes.

Rippe was pronounced dead at the scene.  Investigators are still working to determine what caused the crash. 

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