PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a Peoria man died after a 40-foot tree limb fell and struck him during a storm.
Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says 39-year-old Nathaniel D. Peck was pronounced dead Sunday at a Peoria hospital. The (Peoria) Journal Starreports that rescue crew were called to Peck’s home after a neighbor found him unresponsive on the ground with the tree limb nearby.READ MORE: Mayor Lightfoot Delays General Iron Permit To Move To South Side Over EPA Concerns
The coroner says Peck died from severe blunt-force head trauma. No autopsy is planned.READ MORE: Chicago Night Clubs Gear Up For Looser COVID-19 Restrictions As State Prepares To Enter Bridge Phase
Separately, The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that a building partially collapsed in Murphysboro when a strong thunderstorm moved through the city Monday.
Murphysboro Mayor Will Stephens says there were no injuries. He says he believes the former Gillenberg Furniture building is the oldest building in Murphysboro and dates to the late 1800s.MORE NEWS: Saint Joseph Catholic School Principal On Administrative Duty After Former Teacher Charged With Child Sex Crimes
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