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Truck strikes tree on U.S. 150 in Downs; driver killed

Published: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 10:01 a.m.CDT

(MCT) — DOWNS — A 39-year-old rural McLean County man was killed late Thursday when his westbound pickup truck veered off U.S. 150 in Downs for an unknown reason and struck a tree, McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling said.

Police were called at 10:38 p.m. about the single-vehicle accident on U.S. 150 between McLean County roads 750 North and 800 North. Police said the man was found unresponsive, and Kimmerling said he was pronounced dead at 11:30 p.m. at the scene.

The man's identity was withheld early today pending notification of family, she said.

An autopsy is expected later today, she said.

Illinois State Police are assisting in the investigation.

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