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25-year-old dies on Christmas after crash in metro-east

Jacob E. Dailey
Jacob E. Dailey

A 25-year-old man from Alton died on Christmas after a vehicle he was driving struck a tree.

The driver, Jacob E. Dailey, died at Alton Memorial Hospital, according to an obituary.

GUEST BOOK: Jacob E. Dailey

Police in East Alton told reporters that Dailey was driving a GMC Safari van on the night of Dec. 25 when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree near VanPreter Park. The crash was reported around 8:15 p.m.

Dailey died shortly after he was removed from the van and taken to a hospital.

The cause of the crash had not yet been determined by Tuesday.

Funeral arrangements for Dailey were still pending Wednesday with Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.