Madison County, IL Accidents

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True Heroes: Teens, Man, Help Preserve Life In Swim Incident

MADISON COUNTY - A pair of teenagers and a man, who saved the life of another man who was experiencing medical issues in an area fitness center pool recently, are true heroes. Abby Sherrill, 19, and Miles Bell, 17, and the man, Jeff, rescued a person who was in the area pool, and even though it was in 4-feet of water, he began to have serious trouble and had what gym patrons described as “a seizure in the pool.” Dr. Kevin Bell, Miles’ father, said Abby immediately noticed Continue Reading
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Troy, ILMadison County Record

Injured passenger alleges Walmart Transportation driver caused Troy crash

EDWARDSVILLE — A passenger claims she was injured when a Walmart Transportation driver allegedly caused a crash on Edwardsville Road in Troy. Ariel Walker filed a complaint July 12 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Robert Stogsdill and Walmart Transportation LLC, alleging negligence. According to the complaint, Walker was...
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Highland, ILMadison County Record

Driver allegedly failed to stop at intersection, caused Highland collision

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist claims another driver failed to stop at the intersection of Cypress Street and 12th Street in Highland, causing a collision. Audrey Kasmarzik filed a complaint July 12 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Ralph Kampwerth in the Madison County Circuit Court, alleging negligence. According to...
Wood River, ILadvantagenews.com

Wood River fire damages triplex

At least three people are without a permanent home after a fire broke out at their Wood River residence Sunday night. A passerby called in the fire at the triplex in the 1300 block of Madison Avenue at around 10:30 p.m. There were working smoke detectors in the residence, but they did not sound as the fire was coming from the attic.
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Motorist allegedly caused rear-end collision while attempting to park

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is accused of rear-ending another vehicle while attempting to park on North 2nd Street. Rokeshia Jones and Jamie Gasper filed a complaint July 14 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Dawn Wilkinson, alleging negligence. According to the complaint, Jones and Gasper were occupying a parked...
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Car crashes into Madison County Animal Control office

Madison County Animal Care and Control is closed after a 16-year-old driver crashed into the facility Thursday night. The incident happened around 6:45 p.m. when the driver, who was attempting to make a u-turn in the parking lot, struck the southwest corner of the building on Illinois 143, Edwardsville. The...
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Motorist allegedly ran red light, caused three-car collision

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist claims she was injured in a three-car collision caused by a speeding driver who ran a red light at the intersection of IL 140 and IL 159. Kathleen Diestelhorst filed a complaint July 9 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Kevin Kessinger and Larry Schmitt Trucking Inc., alleging negligence.
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Passenger alleges driver ran red light, caused Route 3 crash

EDWARDSVILLE — A passenger alleges she suffered trauma and injuries after a speeding driver allegedly failed to stop in time for a red light and caused a crash. Kaprishya White filed a complaint July 8 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Faultless Linen Supply Co., and Keith M. Hurst, alleging negligence.
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Glen Carbon, ILMadison County Record

Passenger alleges injuries from Glen Carbon crash

EDWARDSVILLE — A passenger claims she was injured in a rear-end collision in Glen Carbon. Vicki Demkey filed a complaint July 7 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Darrin Freeman. According to her complaint, Demkey was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling on Troy Road in Glen...
Edwardsville, ILMadison County Record

Suit alleges intoxicated driver caused rear-end crash in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist claims she was injured when an intoxicated driver caused a rear-end collision in Edwardsville. Amanda Niebling and Benjamin Niebling filed a complaint July 7 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Macayla Thompson, alleging negligence. According to the plaintiffs' complaint, Amanda Niebling was driving her vehicle...
Alton, ILadvantagenews.com

Alton fire victim identified

The Madison County Coroner's Office has identified a man whose body was found Tuesday morning in the debris of a house fire in the 800 block of Arch Street in Alton. According to the coroner, John P. Weber, 40, died of unknown causes after an autopsy failed to reveal any evidence of trauma or mortal injury. Routine toxicological testing will be performed.
Alton, ILTelegraph

Alton fire fatality identified

EDWARDSVILLE — The body of a man found in the remains of a structure fire in Alton Tuesday evening has been identified by the Madison County Coroner’s Office. The body of John P. Weber, 40, of Alton, was found Tuesday evening by friends or family of the victim. Firefighters had put out a structure fire in the apartment/garage in the 800 block of Arch Street in Alton Monday morning.
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Motorist alleges speeding driver caused rear-end collision

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist injured in a crash on Illinois 160 claims the other driver was speeding and following too closely to her vehicle as they approached an intersection. Jamie Jung filed a complaint June 30 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Caleb M. Fields, alleging negligence. According to...