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Effingham Man Dead After Single-Vehicle Crash Wednesday West of Pana

An Effingham man is dead after a one-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon west of Pana. The accident occurred around 1:15 p.m. on Bear Creek Road, a half mile east of 1700 East Road. Pana Fire, EMS, Ambulance, and Police, along with the Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to the scene.


62-year-old Jerry Newburn was driving a semi-tractor trailer at the time of the crash. Newburn was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. The Christian County Coroner’s Office and the Christian County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the crash.

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