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ST. CLAIR COUNTY — A man from New Baden, Illinois,  was killed early Friday in a crash on Illinois 161 near  Interstate 64. 

Killed was Blake Rodgers, 31, according to Illinois State Police. 

Shortly before 3 a.m., the driver of a tractor-trailer on Illinois 161 slowed down as he approached I-64. Rodgers' car crashed into the back of the trailer, police say. 

Rodgers was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he  died from his injuries. 

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Neither the truck driver nor a passenger with him needed medical treatment.