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La Harpe Teen In Fatal Accident

Jacob D. Markey, 18, of La Harpe, was fatally injured Sunday morning April 1, 2007 at 7:01 a.m. in a one vehicle accident north of La Harpe.

Markey, was a 2006 graduate of La Harpe High School and was captain of the football team, and was currently attending Southeastern Community College.

The police report said he was driving a 2003 Ford pickup westbound on County Road 3000 North near County Road 2850 East when he lost control of the vehicle.

It traveled off the south side of the road into the ditch overturning 3 times before coming to rest in a field.

He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.

Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Hancock County Coroner, La Harpe Ambulance, La Harpe Fire Department, and the Illinois State Police were called to the scene of the accident. The accident remains under investigation.

Markey is the son of Richard Markey of Burnside and Stacey Lee of La Harpe. The funeral is Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the La Harpe Christian Church.