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A person has died in an early Friday crash north of Dowell.

According to a news release from Jackson County Sheriff's Office, deputies along with Illinois State Police and the Du Quoin Police Department responded about 10 minutes after 2 a.m. to a report of a single vehicle crash on West Road north of Dowell. The vehicle was reported to be on fire, and a person was trapped inside.

The release states the investigation showed that a vehicle traveling south on West Road exited the roadway and hit a bridge guardrail. The vehicle caught on fire while the driver was trapped inside.

The driver died on the scene. The person has not been identified as of press time, pending notification of family. 

— The Southern

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