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64-year-old Dixon man killed in crash identified

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 3:08 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 7:27 p.m. CDT
Larry Lahman

ROCK FALLS – The Dixon man who died Tuesday morning in a fiery crash has been identified as 64-year-old Larry D. Lahman, Lee County Coroner Jesse Partington confirmed.

Lahman was eastbound on Rock Island Road in an SUV, passing a car about 6:20 a.m. when he lost control, went in the ditch, and hit some landscaping fencing, trees, and a utility pole at Browns Beach Road, just east of Rock Falls near Nelson. The SUV caught fire, and Lahman died at the scene, said Cpl. Jared Yater, a collision investigator with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.

He was heading home from delivering donuts for Folsom’s Bakery when the accident occurred.

An autopsy was done today, but no cause of death will be released until toxicology tests results are in, Partington said. That routinely takes 6 to 8 weeks or more.

The other vehicle was not involved in the crash, which remains under investigation.

Lahman is survived by his wife, Nancy Lahman; his seven siblings Paul, Bob, John, Jim, and Donna Wellman, Marge Jackson and Marguerite Daniels; his four children Jimmie Lahman, Christine Lahman, Kathrine Ketchum and Karl Ketchum Jr.; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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