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A 28-year-old Fidelity man died after a two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning in Macoupin County.

According to Illinois State Police District 18, Matthew E. Grizzle was driving a 2015 Kia north on Illinois 267 at 4:37 a.m. when his vehicle hit the passenger side of a 2005 GMC pickup that was disabled from a previous crash and sideways in the road near the intersection with Illinois 111. The Kia left the road to the right and came to rest in a ditch on the east side of the highway.

Both drivers were airlifted to a hospital. Grizzle died at the hospital. The pickup driver, Benjamin P. Ruyle, 39, of Medora, sustained life-threatening injuries.

The road was closed for reconstruction and recovery for about five hours. The ISP Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit responded and is continuing the investigation. 

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