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DuBois Man, Bowers Killed In Tractor/Truck Accident

Alan Ray Bowers, 75, of DuBois, was fatally injured in a traffic crash on St. Rt. 154 about a half mile east of U.S. 51 at approximately 10 a.m. on Friday, July 24 in Perry County.

A 2004 Freightliner Truck Tractor driven by Samuel R. Latham, 47, of Rockford, was headed eastbound on 154 and did not notice the John Deere 5420 farm tractor and homemade trailer being driven by Bowers heading in the same direction.

Latham’s vehicle collided with the rear of Bowers, which caused Bowers to be thrown to the ground and sustain severe injuries.

Bowers was transported to a local hospital via ambulance, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Latham was charged by the State Police with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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