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Galesburg Man Dies In ATV Accident


A Galesburg, Ill. man is dead after officials say his ATV apparently went over the side of a bridge.

The Knox County Sheriff's Department says 64-year-old John A. Swanson was late returning home on Friday night, December 13, 2013, when authorities were called.

Swanson's truck and trailer were located, unoccupied at 2464 Knox Road 165E but the ATV was missing.  

The Knox County Sheriff's Department's Snowmobile Search & Rescue team was called it to assist in the search.

Officials say Swanson's ATV was located 1/2 mile east of Knox Road 165E and Knox Road 2400N.  

They say it is believed that he was crossing a small bridge over a creek when his ATV went over the side and landed on top of him in the creek bed below.

According to officials, rescuers found no signs of life and Swanson was pronounced dead at the scene, just after midnight by Knox County Coroner Mark Thomas.

The investigation continues.