La Salle man identified as victim of 3-vehicle Mendota crash

Crash remains under investigation by authorities

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A 64-year-old La Salle man was identified as the victim of a three-vehicle crash Tuesday on Route 251, about a mile north of Route 52 south of Mendota.

James A. Staublein died of multiple injuries suffered in the crash, the La Salle County Coroner’s Office said Thursday in a news release.

The crash is under further investigation by the La Salle County Coroner’s Office, La Salle County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police Accident Reconstruction team.

Four other individuals were taken to area hospitals with injuries that were not life-threatening, the sheriff’s office said. The crash occurred about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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