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Man Killed in Springfield Crash Identified

Man Killed in Springfield Crash Identified

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The man killed in a car crash early Wednesday morning has been identified.

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says Octavio Acencio-Ramirez, 23, of the 300 block of Scarlet Lane was a passenger in a car driven by Krista Spencer, 22, of Tallula.

Spencer turned into the path of a semi-truck when the car was struck on the passenger side.  Both Acencio-Ramirez and Spencer were taken to Memorial Medical Center.  She was treated and released; Ramirez was pronounced dead around 3:30 Wednesday morning. The semi driver was not injured.

Police say no drugs or alcohol appeared to be involved but the crash is still being investigated.

 

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