Fatal Crash In Madison County

Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal accident that took place at 9:20 Wednesday morning near Milepost 10 on Interstate 270 in Madison County.

According to the preliminary investigation, the still-unidentified driver of a truck-tractor semitrailer was traveling on I-270 westbound at milepost 10. According to multiple witnesses, the driver abruptly veered off the roadway to the left, crossing the center median into the eastbound lanes of the interstate. The truck continued traveling southwest off the roadway, striking a tree head on, causing the truck to burst into flames. The driver was pronounced deceased at approximately 10:00 AM by the Madison County Coroner’s office. The crash remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police.

As of Wednesday evening, the identity of the driver was still being withheld pending notification of family.

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