MEADOWBROOK -- The Madison County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a 62-year-old highway worker who was found underneath a dump truck.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Dennis Goebel died Wednesday when he was accidentally backed over by a Fort Russell Township truck. Nobody saw the accident, but his co-workers found him under the truck.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, and an autopsy is planned.
Goebel was working on a township highway department crew that was repairing culverts in the community of Meadowbrook, about 20 miles northeast of St. Louis.