1 killed in Franklin County mine accident

1 killed in Franklin County mine accident

AKIN, IL (KFVS) - A man was killed in a mine accident at the Sugar Camp M-Class Mine in Akin, Illinois Monday.

Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler says he was notified at 2:58 p.m. Monday by the Franklin Hospital Emergency Room of a death from a mining accident.

Dallas Dwaine Travelstead, 36, of Marion was pronounced dead at the Franklin Hospital Emergency Room.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed on Tuesday afternoon.

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.

Travelstead is survived by a wife, two children, and many other relatives.

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