A former Manual High School basketball player is dead, after he was involved in a single-vehicle car accident Thursday night.
Gavyn Ford, 27 of Peoria, was a passenger in an SUV pulling a flat bed trailer.
It was traveling eastbound on I-74 near Knoxville when the vehicle left the roadway and overturned.
Ford was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle.
He was taken to a hospital in Galesburg and later life flighted to O.S.F Saint Francis in Peoria where he was pronounced dead just after midnight.
Illinois State Police are investigating the accident.