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UPDATE: Garbage truck runs into homes safety fence

UPDATE: 9/25 12 PM

Bartonville Police Chief Brian Fengel tells WMBD Jimmy Welker was the man found lying in the road. He owns and operates Welker Disposal Company in Ellisville, IL. Welker is currently in critical condition at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Bartonville Police Department and Illinois State Police are investigating the incident. 

09/25 6:00 AM

WMBD was on the scene of a crash involving a garbage truck and a home.

Bartonville Fire Captain Drew Zachman said they received a call of an unconscious man in the street.

That man appears to be the driver of the truck. Zachman said he was taken to OSF Medical Center unconscious, but still breathing. 

The garbage truck appears to have run up over the grass and into a safety fence on Baker Street.

This story will be updated as we learn more.


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