Jerseyville Man Killed Semi-Tractor Accident

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PONTOON BEACH, IL. (KTVI) – A 76-year-old semi driver was killed late Monday morning on route 111.  The driver, Kenneth L. Ashford of Jerseyville, was hauling steel equipment for delivery to the Granite City Steel, when for unknown reason, the semi-tractor left the road rolling over.

Witnesses say the truck took the Route 111 exit from eastbound I-270 and over turned onto the southbound lanes of Route 111.

Ashford was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation into the accident is underway.