UPDATE: Rock Island woman dies after crash near Orion

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ORION, Ill. (KWQC) - UPDATE: 8/27: Police say 56-year-old Sheryl Freed of Rock Island has passed away following a car accident near Orion.

Police say she was traveling southbound on US 150 when for an unknown reason she collided with a car driven by a 27-year-old driver from Orion head on.

The condition of the two passengers inside Freed's vehicle and the condition of the 27-year-old driver has not been released at this time.

ORIGINAL: Illinois State Police ask that drivers avoid Highway 150 north of Orion, Illinois while they investigate the scene of a fatality crash.

It happened around 3:45 Sunday afternoon when for an unknown reason, a southbound Jeep and a northbound Dodge pick-up pulling a trailer collided head-on.

Police are still on the scene and have closed the highway. Traffic north of Orion is being rerouted on E. 200th St. while the ISP crash reconstruction team processes the scene.

The names of the drivers involved have not been released.