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January 13, 2014

Missing man dies in accident

SHELBYVILLE, IL. —

A Tower Hill man reported missing over the weekend was found dead in his truck in a creek bottom near the Christian County/Montgomery County line Sunday evening.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Eric Bird, 23, was reported missing since Saturday evening. On Sunday, the Shelby County Sheriff's office contacted the Montgomery Sheriff's office for assistance. A family member later discovered Bird's vehicle on its roof in the creek bottom.

Bird was located in the vehicle and later pronounced dead by the Montgomery County Coroner. It appeared he was traveling southbound on Christian County Road 1800 East and Montgomery County Road N. 24th when the vehicle left the road.

The incident is still under investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.

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