Fatal Crash In Macoupin County

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Illinois State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash with a fatality on IL-111 north of Trigger Road north of Modesto in Macoupin County. The accident occurred around 8:30 PM Friday.

According to information from the Macoupin County Coroner’s office, Mason P. Dougherty, age 27, of Jerseyville, was southbound on Rt. 111 when for an unknown reason, his vehicle left the roadway to the right. The vehicle struck a power pole and overturned.

Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta pronounced Dougherty dead at the scene at 9:30 p.m.

The road was closed for about 6 ½ hours to remove power plies and lines and to restore power.

Illinois State Police continue to investigate the accident.

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