9-year-old Illinois girl dies after crash involving tractor

MORRISON, Ill. — Authorities say a 9-year-old girl has died after the vehicle she was in crashed into a tractor in northwest Illinois.

Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz says the girl died. Further details were expected Sunday.

Sauk Valley Media reports the driver of a car headed eastbound on state route 40 in rural Sterling attempted to pass a tractor, but struck the rear of a grain cart the farm vehicle was hauling and crashed. The driver was hospitalized while the child was airlifted to a Rockford hospital, where she died.

The crash remains under investigation.

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