Urbana man killed in truck crash

Urbana man killed in truck crash

SIDNEY — An Urbana man was killed in a single-vehicle crash just west of Sidney Friday night.

Champaign County sheriff's Sgt. Will Davis said Gordon R. Ferran, 47, who lived in the 2700 block of Brownfield Road, died at the scene of the crash that happened about 10:20 p.m. on County Road 1000 N, also referred to as the Sidney Slab.

Davis said Mr. Ferran was driving his pickup truck west on 1000 N and had just crossed 1900 E when, for an unknown reason, the truck began to skid.

It then spun and hit the south ditch and began to roll over, hitting a utility pole as it rolled, breaking it. Mr. Ferran was the only one inside the Dodge Ram, which eventually came to a stop on its wheels in a field.

A passer-by saw the truck and called for help. Because there were power lines on it, emergency workers couldn't get to Mr. Ferran until Ameren employees were able to cut the power.

Davis said Mr. Ferran was a construction worker. There were several tools in his truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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fortheright wrote on February 04, 2012 at 8:02 am

My prayers for him and his family

billbtri5 wrote on February 04, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Gordon was an extremely talented man who I had the pleasure of working with for some years.  His work can be seen in homes and buildings all over this area and will stand as a lasting testament to who he was....Bill Brown

the son of gordon ferran wrote on February 07, 2012 at 9:02 am

yes bill he was a great man i plan to take on dads job im just his ten year old son i was just told by my mom that he'll be waiting at the golden gates of heaven with his dad, himself, the good lord, and jesus i was never told about you you bill but if you knew him you can come to the funeral at grace baptist church on brady lane the visitation at one then at two the funeral then three at grandview memorial gardens the sadest part the final goodbye i will never forget him no matter what every one is telling us its just gods eternal peace my dad worked a long hard life i know your name but i still need something to know you actualy worked for him i have the sprayon silicone can that dad put on his boots the final time we went sleding with us sometimes the stupidist things can be very special to you even a spoon my mom got a spoon and a statue to remember her parents my email address is darlenef1966@yahoo.com

marigold wrote on February 04, 2012 at 8:02 pm

 He was one of a kind. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and his pack. He was a good leader and a loving father. To say he will be missed....doesn't even cover it.A Scout is:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,
Brave, Clean, Reverent

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

the son of gordon ferran wrote on February 05, 2012 at 7:02 pm

hes my dad and i miss him very much and it hit me so hard when i found out and i hope he rests easy i know you all loved him to even if you arent in my family he died when i was only ten but hes in a better place in the cleanest most beautiful hands i called every one i could think of i couldn't live without my dady but i know hes in a great place right now he missed his dad so much i was named after my grandfather now hes probaly talking to his dad and having a grand old time my couson josh and i hope so the only reason he pased away was if the power pole hadnt fell he would of lived if any of you want to see him come to grace baptist church for the funeral you'll have to shoot me an email at the address listed here by the way i'll need your names the address is darlenef1966@yahoo.com