Alton, IL

One Person Dead, One Injured in 255 Crash

Story by WBGZ Radio

One person is dead and another injured after a single-vehicle accident on Illinois 255 near Montclair Tuesday night. Illinois State Police say 30-year-old Michael P. Cowell of Belleville was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead after being airlifted to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

A second person in the car, a woman was taken to OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center for her injuries. Her identity and the extent of her injuries are not known. A Godfrey firefighter was the first passer-by and he immediately contacted the Godfrey Fire Department.

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