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Taylorville Man Dies in Crash
Taylorville Man Dies in Crash

A fatal accident in Christian County Tuesday night is still under investigation. State Police say 43-year-old Melvin Norris, Jr., of Taylorville drove into oncoming traffic on Route 48 near Stonington, and his car hit a semi head-on. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither the truck driver nor the driver of another car, which hit some debris from the crash, was hurt. Those drivers were, respectively, 30-year-old Derek Bess of Park Hills, Mo., and 34-year-old Amanda Swank of Stonington. The wreck happened about 7:45 Tuesday night.