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 Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.