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A woman is dead after a dump truck hit her at a local gas station. The accident happened on Monday morning at 11:29. Early investigations indicate an Auburn Township dump truck driven by 43-year-old Bennie L. Jackson of Auburn failed to negotiate a curve on Illinois Route 4 at Lincoln Street in Auburn. 


The dump truck drove through a ditch, passed over Lincoln Street, and landed in a Casey’s Gas Station parking lot striking a woman who was out of her vehicle. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene by the Sangamon County Coroner.


The accident is still under investigation. 

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