Rantoul man drowns in drainage ditch


Champaign – The Champaign County Sheriff and Coroner are investigating after a Rantoul man apparently drowned in a drainage ditch.


The man crashed his truck on County Road 1200 East and 2400 North, near Thomasboro Wednesday night. The coroner says Robert McDonald, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene early Thursday morning.


Investigators say it appears he tried to get out of the truck and slipped. Sheriff's Investigators say they believe alcohol may have been involved.

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