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Alton Man Tragically Loses His Life In Fatal Traffic Accident

ALTON – Alton Police Department and Fire Department responded to the entrance of Gordan Moore Park at 1:53 a.m. Saturday for a fatal traffic crash.

Alton Police Chief Marcos Pulido said preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2006 Ford pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Illinois Route 140, approaching the entrance to Gordon Moore Park The truck left the north side of the roadway, and the front end of the truck collided with a traffic light fixture.

He said the Alton Fire Department had to extricate the driver and sole occupant from this vehicle. The driver was transported to an Alton area hospital where life-saving measures were attempted, but the driver died. No other vehicles were involved in this crash.

The driver was identified as Thomas J. Hughes 45-year-old male of Alton.

This traffic crash continues to be investigated by the Alton Police Department and the Madison County Coroner’s Office.

Chris Rhodes
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