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Taylorville man killed in car accident

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In McDonough County, a Taylorville man died Sunday morning when his Chevy Impala ran off the road.

Illinois State Police say 66-year-old Rodney Murphy was on County Road 50 North when he drove off the road before a curve and hit a ditch embankment at 6:29pm.

Illinois State Police say Murphy's car flipped over while on 50 East and landed on the driver's side on 50 west.

Murphy was not wearing a seat belt and pronounced dead at the scene.

ISP said the cause of the accident was improper lane usage.

McDonough County Sheriff’s Office, McDonough County Coroner’s Office, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Life Guard Ambulance, and Tri County Fire Department all responded to the accident.

Lauren Melendez

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