A 71-year-old Fulton man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday in Whiteside County.
Shortly before 2:30 p.m., the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a crash on the U.S. Route 30 Mississippi River Bridge involving a pickup truck and a semi tractor-trailer, a news release says.
Upon investigation of the crash, it was determined the pickup truck was traveling west, crossed the center lines and struck an eastbound semi tractor-trailer nearly head-on.
Thomas M. Gramer, the driver of the pickup truck, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Joel A. Blottenberger, 45, of Dixon, was driving the semi tractor-trailer. Neither he nor his passenger, Heather A. Selden, 49, also of Dixon, were injured.
Midwest Collision and Downtown Auto/Towing assisted at the site of the crash, which remains under investigation.
At the scene were:
- Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office
- Clinton (Iowa) Police Department
- Clinton (Iowa) Fire Department/EMS
- Fulton Police Department
- Fulton Fire Department/EMS
- Illinois State Police
- Illinois State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
- Whiteside County Coroner’s Office