A 53-year-old man was ejected from his truck in a rollover accident near Fairbury, authorities said.
Anthony J. DeBourge of Fairbury died Friday of his injuries at a Lincoln hospital, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.
The accident occurred about 7 p.m. on Highway 8 about two miles southeast of Fairbury.
DeBourge was driving west on Highway 8 in a 2005 Toyota Tundra when he lost control of the vehicle, which went into the south ditch.
He overcorrected and the pickup began sliding on the road surface, then re-entered the ditch sideways and rolled several times, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The pickup landed wheels up in a wooded area. DeBourge, who had not been using a seat belt, was found facedown in the dirt.
Speed and alcohol are believed to have been factors in the accident, Sheriff Nels Sorensen said in a statement.