Metro-East News

June 9, 2014

Man killed when van veers off I-255, catches fire

A Wood River man was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Monday morning.

Dale P. Hendricks, 44, of Wood River was killed when his Chevrolet Astro van veered off the road and struck the center concrete support on Interstate 255 near the Route 143 overpass.

According to the Madison County Coroner's office, Hendricks' van crashed for unknown reasons and then caught fire. A passer-by reported the crash at 4:23 a.m., and Hendricks was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:18 a.m.

The coroner's release indicated Hendricks died of blunt force trauma. The incident remains under investigation by the Roxana Police Department.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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