Metro-East News

Coroner IDs man killed in crash that closed Frank Scott Parkway

A 34-year-old man from Fairview Heights died in a two-vehicle crash on Frank Scott Parkway on Monday morning, police said.

Andrew Duncan died in the collision, the St. Clair County Coroner’s Office reported.

The crash forced the closure of Frank Scott Parkway between Sullivan Drive and Llewellyn Road in Swansea, according to the St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency.

Swansea Police Chief Steve Johnson said Duncan died at the scene.

The crash between a Nissan Versa and a Chevrolet Trailblazer appeared to have been nearly head-on and the cause is still under investigation, Johnson said. Investigators from the Illinois State Police crash reconstruction team responded and will assist Swansea officers in determining the cause of the crash, which was reported at 6:20 a. m.

Duncan was driving the Versa, which sustained heavy front-end damage.

The Trailblazer’s driver did not need to go to the hospital and he had spoken to investigators, Johnson said.

Frank Scott Parkway reopened at 11 a.m. after being closed for nearly five hours.

The collision occurred about 1,000 feet east of Llewellyn Road in a two-lane section of Frank Scott Parkway.

BND reporter Mary Cooley contributed to this article.
Mike Koziatek: 618-239-2502, @MikeKoziatekBND