Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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April 23, 2014

Semi driver dead in accident on I-70

ST. ELMO — A semi driver from Missouri was killed when their vehicle overturned on I-70 Tuesday.

Royce E. Horton, 50, of Highlandville, Mo., was driving a maroon and white Freightliner truck-tractor westbound at 3:36 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 70, about three miles west of St. Elmo, when the vehicle left the roadway and went into the center median. The vehicle overturned one and a half times, which caused Horton to be ejected. She was declared dead at the scene by Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen.

Maurice A. Horton, 55, also of Highlandville, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was also injured in the crash. He was transported to St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital before being airlifted to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

 

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