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CRYSTAL LAKE – A Union man died after an accident Wednesday morning on an icy road just over the border in Wisconsin. Jeffery S. Janet, 48, of Union was taken to Mercy Harvard Hospital, but later died from his injuries, according to a news release from the Walworth County Sheriff's Office and McHenry County deputy coroner Rob Locke. Janet was ejected from his 2008 Ford F-150 truck when it overturned and rolled over at about 9:30 a.m.

He had been driving east on Stateline Road a half-mile east of Sharon, Wis., police said.

The truck crossed into the westbound lane, entered a ditch and rolled over. The road was snow-packed and icy, police said. First responders found him on the north side of Stateline Road in a cornfield and began life-saving efforts. Janet was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

The driver wasn't wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, police said.

Walworth County Sheriff's officials couldn't be reached Wednesday afternoon for additional information or to clear up a discrepancy regarding the spelling of the man's name.

Local property and court records show the spelling as Jeffrey S. Janet. An autopsy is scheduled for today, Locke said.

– Brett Rowland

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