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Courtesy Illinois Valley Fire District.

A witness said the truck flipped in midair and landed upside down in the water.

Posted: May. 3, 2018 8:44 AM
Updated: May. 3, 2018 9:51 AM

KERBY, Ore. — A man was transported to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center by AMR after his truck landed in the Illinois River in Kerby shortly after 3 a.m.

A witness told the Illinois Valley Fire District that the vehicle was traveling West on 6th at a high rate of speed, when it left the dirt roadway, flipped in midair and landed upside down approximately 30ft below in the river.

Units from IVFD arrived as the man was exiting his vehicle, and members of crew 8931 assisted with his exit.

The truck was pulled from the river a few hours later.

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