Clipped From Freeport Journal-Standard
Pearl City Driver Injures Chin In Car Accident Sheriff's deputies investigated a one-car accident early this morning on Illinois 73, three- and-one-half miles north of Pearl City. According to the sheriff's report, Delbert L. Knoup, Pearl City, driving a pickup truck, fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the highway and traveled 207 feet on the shoulder of the road, into a ditch and over a large break- wall of a waterway before hitting an embankment by a creek bed. Knoup was taken to Freeport Memorial Hospital where he was treated for a deep laceration to his chin and released. The truck was heavily damaged in the front end.