Fatal Accident In Fayette County

A bicyclist was killed Monday morning in Fayette County, east of St. Elmo on Route 40.

The victim was a 30-year-old male from Altamont. The incident occurred between 5 and 6 a.m.

Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith told WGEL that individuals in the area of the accident reported seeing a semi-truck. Smith said the driver of the truck drove away, but was later located in State Police District 11. The stop was not in Bond County.

Illinois State Police in District 12-Effingham are investigating the incident.