WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Highway Worker's Death Rules Accidental

Highway Worker's Death Rules Accidental

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A coroner has ruled the southwestern Illinois death of a 62-year-old highway worker as accidental.

Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn says Dennis Goebel of Dorsey died of asphyxia Oct. 3 when he was accidentally backed over by a Fort Russell Township dump truck. Nobody saw the accident, but his co-workers found him under the truck. Goebel died at the scene.

Nonn says a screening of Goebel's blood showed only a prescription drug at what coroner called "therapeutic levels."

Goebel was working on a township highway department crew that was repairing culverts in the community of Meadowbrook, about 20 miles northeast of St. Louis.

See other LocalNews news:

Beaman Files New Lawsuit in ISU case
South Central to Upgrade Computer Systems
Push Aims To Get Fairmount Park Back On Gambling Bill
Beef Prices On The Rise
Plan To Deny Firearms Cards to Medical Pot Users Is Nixed




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo