Niota man killed in head-on collision in Hancock County

A man died in a traffic crash Monday near Niota.

The crash happened shortly after 11 a.m. on Illinois Route 96 in rural Hancock County.

Frank Palm, 63, was headed west on the highway when he tried to make a left turn.

He collided head on with a van driven by Amber Armitage, 33, of Dallas City.

Palm was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Illinois State Police says he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.

Armitage was taken to Blessing Hospital by helicopter with serious injuries.