A rural New Boston man is dead after a vehicle crash near Mannon, Illinois, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department said.

Jesse H. Bullock, 37, of rural New Boston was killed Thursday when his vehicle went off the roadway and crashed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bullock’s death marks one more tragedy for the man’s family.

Bullock was the father of two sons who drowned while swimming in the Edwards River in July of 2013.

Jesse Bullock, 12, and Nicholas “Nic” Bullock, 9, were swimming with their younger brother Thomas and a cousin, Jamie Vermast, in the Edwards River when the current became too strong for the boys.

Jaimie was able to save Thomas, but could not get to Jesse and Nic.

Visitation for Bullock is noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Keithsburg. Funeral services will be held after the visitation. Burial with military rites will be in Mannon Cemetery.

Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo, is in charge of arrangements.

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