Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Wednesday at 10:04 PM on Interstate 255 at mile post 19 in Madison County.
According to the preliminary investigation, a 22 year old female from Godfrey was heading south in the northbound lane of traffic. Marlon Burford, age 30, of South Roxana, was heading north in the northbound lanes, ahead of a third vehicle, driven by 28 year old Timothy Varble, of Jerseyville.
The driver of the vehicle that was heading the wrong way struck Burford’s vehicle head-on. Varble’s vehicle struck Burford’s car in the rear.
The unidentified 22 year old female driver of the wrong-way vehicle was transported to Barnes-Jewish Hospital via helicopter with life threatening injuries. Burford was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Madison County Coroner’s Office. Varble was transported to Barnes-Jewish Hospital with serious injuries.