Morton Crash Victim Identified

A crash in Morton Wednesday night has claimed a  woman’s life.

Police and emergency crews responded to a one-vehicle accident just after 7:30 p.m. at the on-ramp onto I-155 southbound from South Main Street, near mile marker 29.

Tazewell County Coroner James Baldi says accident killed the driver of the vehicle, 34-year-old Ranae Hanson, of Washington.

A passenger in Hanson’s car was taken to OSF St. Francis Medical Center, their condition was not available.

The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office, Morton Fire/Rescue, and the Tazewell County Coroner’s Office are investigating the crash.

An autopsy is planned for Thursday.

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