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Alton woman dies in Madison County crash

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A 31-year-old Alton woman died in a car crash Thursday morning.

Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn identified the woman as Stephanie R. Carrington

Carrington was the driver and sole occupant of a westbound 2005 Ford Explorer. Her vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer owned by Con-way Freight at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive at 20th Street in Alton at just before 4:40 a.m. Thursday.

Carrington was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:28 a.m. by Madison County Coroner’s Investigator Kelsey Wofford.

Carrington died as a result of head injuries. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to the coroner’s office. Routine toxicological tests will be performed.

The crash was being investigated by the Alton Police Department with the assistance of the Illinois State Police.

Funeral services were pending at Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.

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