An as yet unidentified person is dead as the result of a one-car crash in Bluffs in Scott County, Illinois late Wednesday night.

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The Illinois State Police reports a passenger car was northbound on Highway 100 near Bluff Street at the south end of Bluffs just before midnight Wednesday when, for an unknown reason, the car ran off the road and struck a tree.

Police say the vehicle caught fire and the driver was found dead inside the car.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family.

The fatal crash is under investigation by the Illinois State Police.

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