Kankakee County man dies after single-car crash

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A 43-year-old Kankakee County man has died after a single-car crash earlier this week near Momence, Illinois State Police said today.

Lamont Watson of St. Anne was driving alone northbound on 12000 East Road in a 1997 Buick LeSabre about 11:10 p.m. Wednesday when he failed to stop at Illinois Route 114 and ran off the road north of the T-intersection.

He was taken to Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee County and then airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, where he was pronounced dead early Thursday, police said.

The crash is still under investigation, according to a release from the Illinois State Police District 21.

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