Memorial fund set up for Jonesboro man killed in ATV crash

Stephen Wheaton (Photo provided by family)
Stephen Wheaton (Photo provided by family)

JONESBORO, IL (KFVS) - A Union County man is dead after an ATV crash west of Jonesboro, Illinois near Route 146.

According to the sheriff's office, the incident was reported around 7:40 Wednesday morning.

Stephen Wheaton, 28, of rural Jonesboro was killed.

Crash investigators say the ATV appeared to have overturned down an embankment, coming to a rest in a creek where he was pinned underneath.

The investigation is ongoing.

Wheaton was the father of three young children.

Funeral services will be announced soon. A memorial fund will be set up for Wheaton at Anna-Jonesboro National Bank.

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