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      Rural Carthage man killed in snowmobile accident

      A rural Carthage man was killed Saturday night near Basco, Illinois.

      The Hancock County Sheriff's Department reports that 47-year-old Robert E. Clark was riding a snowmobile in a field northeast of Basco when he struck a ditch and flew off the snowmobile.

      Clark was wearing a helmet.

      He was taken to Carthage Memorial Hospital where he later died.

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