The driver of a dump truck who died Friday after his truck rolled over in Scott County has been identified as Raymond Pennock, 77, of DeWitt.
According to the Scott County Sheriff's office, authorities were called at 4:36 p.m. to a single-vehicle accident in the 30600 block of Scott Park Road.
Mr. Pennock was northbound in a 1995 GMC Conventional dump truck when the brakes locked up and the truck went off the road onto the gravel shoulder, tilted and rolled over. Mr. Pennock, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the sheriff's department news release.
Today is Monday, March 10, the 69th day of 2014. There are 296 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Numerous counterfeiters are around, taking advantage of the influx of currency to pass their worthless trash. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.J. Reimers, secretary and treasurer of the Rock Island Lumber and Manufacturing Co., on behalf of that firm, contributed $500 toward construction of a new Methodist church. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Samuel Ryerson, county recorder, was re-elected president of the 19th District of Knights of Pythias. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Three condemnation suits have been filed by the city of Rock Island to acquire property needed for an approach to the Rock Island-Davenport bridge, which has been under construction since March 6. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Plans for an eight-story Sheraton Inn in downtown Rock Island were announced today at a luncheon meeting at the Gay Nineties sponsored by the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce. Cost of the structure is estimated at $2.5 million. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Representatives of the Hardee's Golf Classic and tournament sponsor Hardee's Food Systems may meet next week with PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman to discuss a possible change in the tournament dates.