Morris Man Killed in Thursday Crash on 80

MORRIS – A crash that tore a vehicle in half took the life of a Morris man Thursday afternoon. According to the Illinois State Police around 4 p.m. a vehicle traveling westbound just east of the Route 47 interchange of Interstate 80 in Morris for unknown reasons crossed over the median and into oncoming traffic. A semi-truck struck the vehicle and separated it into two pieces, with the front becoming lodged under the truck. Remnants of the car were pushed over 300 feet until the truck came to a rest in the ditch. The Grundy County Coroner’s office identified the driver of the car as 20-year-old Colson B. Cole of Morris. The crash is still under investigation by the Grundy County Coroner’s Office and the Illinois State Police.