Man Dead After Falling Off Communications Tower

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

JO DAVIESS COUNTY (WIFR) -- The death of a central Illinois man remains under investigation after authorities say he fell off a tower in Jo Daviess County.

According to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office, 49-year-old Thomas W. Lucas was painting the side of a communications tower Sunday before 2 p.m. in the 13000 block of East Morseville Road, just south of Stockton off of Route 78. Witnesses say the man fell 80 to 90 feet. The coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.

Lucas was working for Terre Haute, IN-based Sherwood Tower Services at the time.


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