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McLeansboro man killed in weather related accident on Wednesday

A weather related accident claimed the life of a McLeansboro man Wednesday afternoon.  Hamilton County authorities stated that 55 year old Tim Thomas was driving on the Blairsville Blacktop near Thackeray at 3:30pm when strong winds blew seven power line poles down.

One of those poles landed on the cab of Thomas’s pickup, killing him instantly.

According to the Evansville Courier & Press, winds also overturned a semi truck on I64 near Fairfield.  The driver of that truck was not injured.