Metro-East News

Man found dead in ditch after single-car O’Fallon crash

A St. Jacob man was killed in a single-car crash in O’Fallon early Tuesday morning.

Police were dispatched at about 12:53 a.m. to a report of a pickup truck in a ditch off of Scott Troy Road, according to O’Fallon police Sgt. Mike Mojzis. There, an officer found a 68-year-old man dead in the vehicle on the east side of the roadway.

Mojzis said it appears the man was driving northbound in the 400 block of Scott Troy Road when he drove off the road and into a ditch in a wooded area near the road.

Officers do not suspect alcohol was involved in the crash, Mojzis said.

The man was the only one in the truck, and his identity had not been released as of Tuesday afternoon.