Madison County Fatality

Illinois State Police are reporting a fatal accident in Madison County in the early morning hours Wednesday.

According to the preliminary investigation, an unidentified male driver of a 2008 Cadillac Sedan was traveling on south on Interstate 55 at milepost 7.2 in Madison County when an argument occurred amongst the occupants inside the vehicle. A passenger, 50 year old Lisa M. Lazar, became upset and, according to state police, jumped out of the moving vehicle. Lazar was struck by several vehicles. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by Abbott Emergency Medical Services.

Southbound I-55 was completely shut down until about 4:30 AM.

Illinois State Police continue to investigate the matter.