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Libertyville Man Killed by Village Snowplow: Officials

The mans’ family has asked for privacy as neighbors try to come to terms with the sudden loss.

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    Libertyville Man Killed by Village Snowplow: Officials

    A man was using a snowblower to clear snow from the end of his Libertyville driveway when he he was fatally struck by a village plow. Lauren Petty reports. (Published Monday, Jan. 28, 2019)

    A man was using a snowblower to clear snow from the end of his Libertyville driveway when he he was fatally struck by a village plow.

    The incident occurred about 9:50 a.m. Monday morning. The sudden tragedy happened on Bridle Court where neighbor Allen Vail lives.

    “With this level of snow it’s hard to see sometimes, you gotta constantly look over your shoulder, I do,” Vail said.

    Libertyville officials say the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The plow driver is now on paid administrative leave as the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team investigates how this happened.

    The mans’ family has asked for privacy as neighbors try to come to terms with the sudden loss.

    "If you’re on the cul-de-sac, here the plow comes and piles it up here, so you have to go out in the street with your snow blower to hit the curb here so you do always look over your shoulder for the plows here, but that’s unfortunate that occurred," Vail said.

    The man’s identity has not been officially released.

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