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Newton Man Killed When Run Over By Car

August 13, 2016

A 28-year-old Newton man is dead after he was run over by a car late Thursday night on a Jasper County road a mile northwest of Newton.  

State Police identify the victim as Sean Harrison Shamhart.   Preliminary investigative details indicate Shamhart was lying horizontally in the middle of the roadway next to his bicycle when an eastbound car driven by 27-year-old Jennifer Fear of Newton drove over him.  Shamhart was taken to St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham where he was pronoucned dead.  Fear was not injured.  

The Illinois State Police and Effingham County Coroner’s Office are investigating the fatality.  

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