Man dies after truck rolls into local...

Man dies after truck rolls into local pond

There are 25 comments on the Belleville News-Democrat story from Nov 20, 2007, titled Man dies after truck rolls into local pond. In it, Belleville News-Democrat reports that:

\By Rickeena J. Richards

A 20-year-old Freeburg man died Saturday evening after his truck rolled down a hill and into a pond in unincorporated Freeburg, according to information released by the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department.

Jonathan B. Roberts, 20, of Freeburg, was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, where he was pronounced dead.

Deputies from the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department were dispatched about 9:30 p.m. to 4765 Brenner Road, the residence near the pond. Abbott Ambulance workers and Smithton firefighters also responded to the scene and tried to revive Roberts. Read more

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curious

Highland, IL

#1 Nov 20, 2007
Anyone know more details of this story? Sad!
Thugs4less

Lake Ozark, MO

#5 Jan 29, 2008
20 years old? Such a tragic waste of a young life.
Austin

Collinsville, IL

#6 Feb 5, 2008
Brandys right he waz always their if u needed him to be he waz a great person and friend and we all miss him very much.
smithton teen

San Diego, CA

#7 Apr 18, 2008
if you didnt like jon, thats one thing but dont talk trash about him, because if you didnt like him you honestly didnt know him so you need to keep your mouth shut
Amy

AOL

#8 Aug 11, 2009
Well, I knew him, and he was a bad person, epecially when he was drunk, which was most of the time. He didn't have to die like this, but when he was drunk, he thought he could do anything. Bad things happen to bad people! What goes around, comes around. I know that he hurt alot of people in his life.
Jane

AOL

#9 Aug 12, 2009
I agree with Amy
LOL

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#10 Aug 13, 2009
He was douche. How the F do you drive your truck in a pond? Hope he didnt reproduce.
derick

AOL

#11 Aug 15, 2009
He was drunk
Craig

Chicago, IL

#12 Aug 16, 2009
He was always picking fights. LA did you go to school with him?
yeap

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#13 Aug 16, 2009
I did, he was an ass. One less nimrod to worry about.
Craig

Chicago, IL

#14 Aug 17, 2009
yeap wrote:
I did, he was an ass. One less nimrod to worry about.
We must have been at FCHS at the same time.
Who is he

AOL

#15 Aug 27, 2009
Why would anyone think that they could jump a pond?
evil knievel

United States

#16 Oct 30, 2009
I can do it ! I can jump the snake river canyon !!--------> whoops,,,,,,,,,,
Smithton Mommy

Chicago, IL

#17 Jul 13, 2010
Amy wrote:
Well, I knew him, and he was a bad person, epecially when he was drunk, which was most of the time. He didn't have to die like this, but when he was drunk, he thought he could do anything. Bad things happen to bad people! What goes around, comes around. I know that he hurt alot of people in his life.


YOU obviously did not know him.
Trevor Kelly

Mount Vernon, IL

#19 Jan 20, 2012
You are all morons. I went to school with Jon as little kids and hung out all the time. Even up until his death. He may have drank a little here and there but he was not drunk all of the time. He was one of the nicest guys I ever had the pleasure of meeting. He ramped a hill not knowing there was a lake on the other side. This guy would have given you the shirt off of his back or the last dollar in his wallet. Hope you think before you speak.
JerryW

United States

#20 Jan 20, 2012
There's no hill there, just a little rise in the road. There is an S bend so he probably went straight instead of turning. No matter what, it's sad for someone to die at that early of an age.
abc

Freeburg, IL

#22 Dec 16, 2012
Poor ol far Amy crying and bitching cuz Jon turned her down. Why not take your troll ass back to your moms trailer. And part of the drinking crowd...... That's the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Furthermore, if he kicked someone's ass, they usually deserved it. He never went out and started anything, he just finished it.
ABC Troll Face

Chester, IL

#23 Dec 26, 2012
for all the people who "knew" him on here not once has anyone refered to him as "JonJon". best way for me to describe him was that he was a nice guy who was also NOT a softy. i miss u bro
abc stay in deerfield and continue to put stupid shit on here for us to laugh at. the troll dis has become classic u must be one piece of ugly for u to use that one so often. your mom 2
Trevor

Tulsa, OK

#24 Jul 23, 2013
JerryW wrote:
There's no hill there, just a little rise in the road. There is an S bend so he probably went straight instead of turning. No matter what, it's sad for someone to die at that early of an age.
He was not on the road he was at a house party at the residence
big randy

Detroit, MI

#26 Nov 13, 2013
Well i herd about this website and I can't believe all the people that posted these none of you people the ones that talk s*** no nothing about jon roberts he was my best friend and I think about him every day even seven years later

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