Fatal Crash On 255 In Madison County

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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.