New Baden man killed in Route 161 crash    

New Baden man killed in Route 161 crash    

A 31-year-old New Baden man has died from injuries sustained in an early Friday morning two-vehicle crash on the west side of New Baden.

State Police say a preliminary investigation indicates a semi traveling westbound on Route 161 in the area of Interstate 64 was slowing to a stop when it was hit in the rear by a car.   The driver of the car, Blake Rodgers of New Baden, was initially transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the truck, 56-year-old Fredrick Bryant of Lyles, Tennessee, refused medical treatment.   A passenger in the truck, 48-year-old Vickie Camacho of Lyles, Tennessee, also refused medical attention.

An Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Unit officers responded to investigate.

The crash occurred at 2:53 on Friday morning.