Man dies in freak accident at county fair

Published 08/12 2012 02:48PM

Updated 08/13 2012 11:52AM

ALTAMONT -- A man is dead after an accident at the Effingham County Fair. Investigators say it happened just before noon near the race track on the fairgrounds.

They say 54-year-old Glen Mathias, of Altamont, was walking where workers were moving concrete barriers onto the track. Investigators say that's when a pay loader accidentally ran him over.

The coroner says Mathias died at the scene. The sheriff and coroner's office are investigating.  

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