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August 1, 2013

Beecher City teen dies in Wed. accident

BEECHER CITY — A Beecher City teen was killed in an early morning accident Wednesday.

According to Illinois State Police District 12, Darrel A. Petty, 53, of Beecher City, driving a tractor-trailer, was turning onto Illinois 128 from County Road 3050 North. He was halfway across Illinois 128 when a southbound vehicle on Illinois 128 driven by Wyatt Giles, 18, of Beecher City, hit the side of the trailer and went under it.

Giles was declared dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Illinois State Police reported the road was foggy at the time of the crash.

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