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A Washington man has died from his injuries after an accident Wednesday morning.

The Illinois State Police said Jerry Bedwell, 76, and his wife, Linda, 74, both of Washington, collided with a semi tractor-trailer on McClugage Road, just north of the intersection with Spring Creek Road, around 9:30 a.m.

Jerry Bedwell reportedly failed to yield to the semi. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Bedwell died at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center around 10:30 p.m. Friday. He suffered multiple blunt force injuries in the crash.

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A Washington woman died Wednesday after a two-vehicle crash involving a truck-trailer.

Tazewell County Coroner Charles Hanley said first responders headed to the intersection of McClugage, just north of the Spring Creek Road intersection, around 9:15 a.m. after the semi and a passenger vehicle collided. 

Illinois State Police Trooper Haylie Polistina said the semi, driven by 47-year-old Francis Wesselhoff of Gridley, struck a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am driven by 76-year-old Jerry Bedwell after it failed to yield. 

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