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.