Effingham Truck Driver Dead After Accident Near Pana

An Effingham truck driver is dead after crashing his rig near Pana Wednesday. The Christian County Sheriff’s office says the call came in around 1:15pm Wednesday for the single-vehicle accident on Bear Creek Road.

The driver of the rig, 62-year-old Jerry Newburn, was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is being conducted to determine if Newburn suffered a medical issue prior to the crash.

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