Names of Victims From Tuesday Gas Line Explosion Released | Local News | AM 1460 WIXN
Names of Victims From Tuesday Gas Line Explosion Released
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The investigation into the tragic explosion continues, but, the names of the victims have been released by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.

The explosion and fire when the gas line was ruptured by a tractor claimed the lives of 59 year old Rory Miller of Amboy and his son 30 year old Ryan Miller of Oregon.

Rory Miller was a partner of the M&R Farms and a member of the Lee County Farm Bureau. His son Ryan was also a partner of M&R Farms.

Funeral Services have been arranged through the Preston Schilling Funeral Home.

Two persons were also injured. 20 year old Michael Koster of Sterling remains in the hospital with severe burns, reportedly over 50% of his body. He is in Critical condition at St Anthony’s Hospital in Rock Ford. 20 year old Kyler Acklund of West Brooklyn was treated and released.

The accident remains under investigation by the State Fire Marshall, Kinder Morgan pipeline, the Illinois State Police, the Lee County Coroner and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.


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