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Man dies in ATV wreck in Downstate Illinois

Updated: March 14, 2013 9:28AM

JONESBORO — Authorities say a man whose body was found in a southern Illinois creek died in a wreck of his all-terrain vehicle.

Union County Coroner Phil Hileman says 28-year-old Stephen Wheaton was found dead Wednesday after a motorist saw the ATV in the creek just west of the victim’s hometown of Jonesboro.

Hileman believes the accident happened Tuesday night.

The coroner says the ATV had a roof and a roll cage.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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