JANSEN — Authorities say a driver was killed in a collision between a semitrailer and a sport utility vehicle.

The crash occurred just after 5:30 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 136, about 2 miles east of Fairbury. Witnesses say the eastbound SUV swerved into oncoming traffic and struck the truck, which was hauling several pallets of bricks on a trailer.

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The SUV driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as Alexander J. Joubert, 25, of Fairbury.

The truck driver was identified as Marcus Ward, 56, of Wisconsin. He was treated at the Jefferson County Hospital for minor injuries and released. 

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