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Rescue crews help recover truck from Crab Orchard Lake

(Source: Rob Foote/KFVS) (Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)
(Source: Rob Foote/KFVS) (Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

Emergency crews were called in to help with a truck that rolled into Crab Orchard Lake on Monday.

According to Illinois State Police, Bill Pickering, 51, was placing his boat in the water at the Crab Orchard Lake boat ramp, but Pickering said he forgot to put his truck in park.

After Pickering got out of his truck, the vehicle began to roll backwards, hitting him as it rolled into the water.

Pickering suffered only minor injuries.

A dive team and an ambulance were dispatched to the area around 6:30 a.m. to assist in recovering the truck from the water.

The vehicle was towed away after it was out of the water.

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