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20-year-old woman is victim of fatal weather-related crash

The woman was killed when her SUV hit an icy patch on I-255 and left the roadway.
The woman was killed when her SUV hit an icy patch on I-255 and left the roadway.

The victim of a Madison County traffic crash was identified on Sunday as a 20-year-old from Alton.

Rebecca Morgan was behind the wheel of her 2002 Isuzu sport utility vehicle headed south on Interstate 255 near Pontoon Beach when she hit a slick spot and left the roadway, according to Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin Dye Jr.

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The crash occurred about 3 p.m. Saturday. The highway was shut down following the accident.

Morgan crossed the median and struck a northbound 2017 Dodge Ram pickup on Interstate 255. Morgan was pronounced dead at the scene.

The pickup driver was taken to a local hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries, Dye said.

His condition Sunday was not immediately known.

Dye said weather conditions were bad Saturday but calls for service slowed after 8 p.m. He credited drivers with heeding warnings about road conditions and staying off highways.

Beth Hundsdorfer: 618-239-2570, @bhundsdorfer

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