PECATONICA, Ill. (WTVO) — UPDATE: Illinois State Police have identified the victim as 79-year-old Ronald W. Zissler of Pecatonica.
According to police, a preliminary investigation of the crash indicated that Zissler was traveling northbound on Klinger Road in a 2006 silver Chrsyler Town and County when he attempted to cross the eastbound lanes of US 20.
A second vehicle, a 2012 gray Dodge Ram driven by 59-year-old Timothy D. Horcher, was traveling eastbound on US 20 when it struck Zissler’s vehicle.
Police say Zissler failed to yield to Horcher as he attempted to cross the eastbound lanes. Horcher was unable to stop in time, striking Zissler’s driver-side door.
Zissler was pronounced dead on the scene. Horcher was uninjured. A passenger in Horcher’s vehicle was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The original story follows…
Police say one person was killed in a crash on US 20 on Friday.
The Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert that the eastbound lanes of traffic at Farwell Bridge Road were closed at 11:15 a.m. The crash happened at US 20 and Klinger Road.
The Illinois State Police said one person, described as an older white male, was killed in the crash, which involved a silver Chrysler Town and Country van and a gray Dodge Ram pickup truck and trailer.
The road was reopened at 1:40 p.m., according to police.