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Man killed when pickup crashes into playground

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LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

No students were hurt but a 69-year-old man died after crashing his pickup into the playground of a north suburban school Thursday morning.

The crash took place while the playground at Rockland School in Libertyville was unoccupied, according to a release from Libertyville police.

Emergency units were called about 10:40 a.m. to the school in the 100 block of Rockland Road and found a 2007 Dodge pickup with extensive damage.

The driver and sole occupant, an elderly man whose name has not been released, was found unresponsive in the truck and was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was pronounced dead.

No children or bystanders were injured at the school, which has classes for studentsin grades K-5.

Rockland Road was closed for more than two hours, according to police. The crash remains under investigation.

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