1 dead after being thrown from truck on I-74 ramp at ‘Big X’

COLONA, Illinois -- One man is dead after being thrown from a pickup truck on a ramp at the Interstate 80 to Interstate 280 'Big X' junction.

Gregory S. Flory, 56, from Marion, Indiana was driving a Ford pickup truck on the Interstate 74 West to I-74 West ramp on Monday.

Flory, who was the only person in the truck, lost control and rolled into the ditch, according to Illinois State Police.

He was thrown from the truck and was declared dead at the scene. A helicopter was also dispatched to the incident.

The ramp was closed from around 8:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the investigation.

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