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Macon man killed in 18-wheeler accident

A Macon man died Monday night after driving his minivan up under an 18-wheeler in east Bibb County.

John David Barnhill, 58, of Holly Bluff Road, died at the scene of the 10:40 p.m. accident on Joe Tamplin Boulevard, said Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

It was raining when Barnhill ran his 1997 Chrysler Town & Country van under the tractor trailer, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, which is investigating the accident.

Investigators determined Clifton Stone, 43, of South Carolina, was slowly driving near Lillian Drive looking for a business when Barnhill topped the hill behind him and didn't slow down. The van hit Stone's rig from behind.

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