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June 16, 2014

Illinois State Police look for suspect in Marissa crash that killed passenger

Illinois State Police is asking for the public's help in locating a suspect who has been charged in connection with a man's death.

The St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office charged William J. Wellmon, 36, with one count of reckless homicide and one count of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol causing death.

The charges stem from a one vehicle traffic crash during the early morning hours of April 18 on northbound Illinois Route 4 at Mud Creek Road in rural Marissa.

A passenger in Wellmon's vehicle, identified as Daniel Pocrnich, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. A female passenger sustained injuries in the crash.

Police said Wellmon has not been arrested on the charges. Anyone with knowledge of his current whereabouts is asked to contact their local police department, the Illinois State Police at 618-346-3990 or Illinois State Police Special Agent Devin Watts at 618-346-3760.

Wellmon's bail was set at $250,000.

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