UPDATE, August 2, 11: 26 a.m. According to the Henry County Coroner’s Office, the deceased person has been identified as Raymond Rankin, age 78 from Rock Island, formerly from Geneseo.

EARLIER UPDATE: At least one person has died in the crash, the Henry County Coroner’s Office told Local 4 News.


U.S. Highway 6 is closed in both directions near East 200th Street in Henry County due to a head-on crash.

A MedForce helicopter was leaving as Local 4 News arrived.

The road is expected to be closed in both directions for an extended period of time.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Colona Police Department and Fire Department and Illinois State Police are on the scene.

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