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21-year-old driver killed after vehicle accident

October 15, 2006

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A 21-year-old was found dead in a Franklin County creek early Saturday, after being ejected from a pickup truck during a wreck.

Carl Gormly, Osawatomie, lost control of the vehicle near a bridge southeast of Ottawa, according to Sheriff Craig Davis.

"The vehicle, a 2003 Ford pickup, went through a guardrail ... and rolled several times down the embankment, went airborne across the creek, coming to rest on its top on the west side of the creek bed," he said in a release.

Davis said Gormly was ejected and his body was discovered in Middle Creek, near Rock Creek Road, about 3 1/2 miles west of Rantoul.

A passer-by discovered the pickup partially submerged in water at 7:38 a.m., a dispatcher said. Davis said it's believed the accident happened about five or six hours earlier.

Gormly's body was transported to the Shawnee County coroner's office for an autopsy, Davis said.

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