Fatal Accident At Macoupin County Fair


A New York man was killed in an accident at the Macoupin County Fair Thursday night.

The Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office received a report around 9:25 p.m. Thursday that a car went off the end of the track and struck a tractor during the Mud Drag activities. Shipman Fire & Rescue responded along with deputies.

49 year old Kelly Odell of Williamson, New York was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Carlinville Area Hospital where he was pronounced dead by the Macoupin County Coroner at 9:35 p.m.

The Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office and the Macoupin County Coroner’s Office continue to investigate the accident.

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