Metro-East News

New Athens man dies after crashing into Millstadt house

A man died after crashing into a house early Saturday morning, Millstadt police said.

Frances Gregson, 62, of rural New Athens, was driving a pickup south on Illinois 163 into town, said Lt. Alan Hucke.

About 12:40 a.m., the truck clipped a telephone pole and then crashed into a house at 201 N. Jefferson St., Hucke said. Nobody was home at the time.

Gregson, who was alone in the truck, was taken to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, where he was pronounced dead, Hucke said.

Hucke said the crash was under investigation.