Billy Hill

Billy Hill, 57, of Monticello, died Monday of injuries he sustained in an accident at the city transfer station.

Hill was loading tires for recycling into a 6-foot, 10-inch metal bin when he slipped and lost his footing on a large pin roller on the trailer on which he was standing, then fell into the bin, according to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober.

“There was only about four tires in the bin when he fell,” Gober said. “Where he landed there were no tires.”

Hill was transported by ambulance to Drew Memorial Hospital then transferred to Jefferson Regional Medical Center where he died.