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Christian County Sheriff's deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover earlier this week on County Highway 11.

According to the accident report, a vehicle driven by Christopher A. Knepler of Pawnee was south on County Highway 11 when he drove off the west shoulder before he lost control of the vehicle on the east shoulder.

Knepler's vehicle then went down into the east ditch and rolled twice. The vehicle came to a rest on the driver's side and landed partially in a cornfield. Knepler was not on scene and could not be located at the scene upon arrival by authorities.

Sangamon County Rescue Squad was called to the scene and attempted to find Knepler with K-9 search teams. After several hours, the search teams determined that the driver was not at the scene.

Knepler came to the Christian County Sheriff's Office at around 5:30 p.m. Monday night to report the crash. He told officers that he swerved to miss a deer and did not remember anything else until his family located him in the cornfield at the crash site around 3:00 a.m.

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