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 Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.
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