Man who died in 2-vehicle crash identified

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Officials identified the man who was killed Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash near Monroe.

Green County emergency crews responded just before 6 a.m. to reports of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 81 just west of County Road N, according to a release.

Investigators said 67-year-old man Marvin W. Blackwood, of Woodford, was driving a van west on Highway 81 when he crossed the center line and collided with a two-axle straight truck going east.

Blackwood died, according to the release. The driver of the truck was not injured.

Highway 81 was closed for five hours during the investigation.