NewsTrib.com is reporting that an 88 year old Granville resident, Howard A. Schrowang, died yesterday afternoon in a traffic accident. The crash was the result of the vehicle he was driving being struck by a semi-truck and trailer rig.
The accident occurred on Highway 26 Near Clear Creek Road South of Hennepin at approximately 2:45 PM Friday afternoon.
The semi-truck and trailer was carrying a wide load. Somehow, the vehicle Schrowang was driving became caught up. The driver of the truck was Freeman Larnerd, a 46 year old Holts Summit, Montana resident.
Details on the accident are few at this time. Authorities with the Illinois State Police are not revealing how the accident occurred.
Agencies responding are the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, the ISP, the Office of the Putman County Death Investigator, and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. The accident investigation continues.
We will have more information on this accident as it becomes available.
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