Chillicothe man dies following crash in Woodford County

By WEEK Producer

October 21, 2013 Updated Oct 21, 2013 at 7:16 PM CDT

GERMANTOWN HILLS, Ill. – Illinois State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash in Woodford County.

Police said Rex Lacock, 58, of Chillicothe was traveling eastbound on Illinois Route 116 near Maple Lane shortly after 6:30 a.m. Monday when his pick up truck left the roadway for an unknown reason.

According to State Police, the truck drove in a ditch and over a culvert. The truck continued in the ditch and struck two flagpoles before coming to a stop.

Lacock later at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. No other injuries were reported.

The Peoria County Coroner said a medical crisis may have caused Lacock to veer off the road. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

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