Police identified a Marengo man as the driver who was killed in a car accident

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HILLCREST, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Illinois State Police have identified the driver who was killed after a car crashed into a tree and caught fire Friday morning just outside of Rochelle, as 31-year-old, Benjamin Koelper of Marengo.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. Friday on Route 251 near Twombly Road in Hillcrest. When crews arrived, the car was fully engulfed in flames. After they put out the fire, crews found Koelper's body in the car.