Monticello man dies in dump truck accident

Monticello man dies in dump truck accident

CERRO GORDO — A Monticello man was one of two victims killed in an accident Monday involving two dump trucks in western Piatt County.

Piatt County Coroner Troy Dunn said Kenneth Allen, 65, of Monticello, died in the crash about 5:20 p.m. Monday on Illinois Route 105 at Northeast County Line Road, which is the Macon-Piatt county line.

Dunn said Russell Foster, 53, of Decatur, also died.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Illinois State Police Trooper Tracy Lillard said Mr. Allen was a passenger in the dump truck that was driving north on Northeast County Line Road when the driver allegedly ran a stop sign.

The driver’s name has not yet been released by state police.

Lillard said Mr. Foster was traveling west when his truck was hit on the driver’s side.

The crash remains under investigation.

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