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UPDATE: Driver dies after Champaign County crash

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY — Deputies of the of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office responded about 8 p.m. Wednesday to a one-vehicle crash near North Lewisburg that claimed a Woodstock area man.

Derrick L. Brewer, 31, was operating a southbound car in the 3200 block of north State Route 559 when he traveled off the road and struck a tree. The car then burst into flames, according to various reports.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by Champaign County Coroner Dr. Josh Richards.

North Lewisburg Fire and EMS and Mechanicsburg Fire Department personnel assisted at the scene. The investigation continues.

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