A Noble, IL resident was killed Wednesday morning when his semi collided semi trailer.
57-year-old Kevin Van Blaricum was traveling eastbound on US Route 50 about two miles west of Odin at approximately 9:20am. When Van Blaricum crossed the intersection of Route 50 and Norton Road he crossed into the westbound lane and struck an oncoming vehicle driven by 53-year-old Samuel Simmons.
When his vehicle was struck Simmons lost steering and crossed over the eastbound lane into the ditch. Van Blaricum then drove into the western lane ditch on the north side of US 50. Simmons did not suffer any injuries in the accident. Van Blaricum suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene.