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SIUE student killed in one-car crash in rural Bond County

A Highland man was killed in a one-car crash in Bond County on Saturday night.

Gavin Twitty, 22, was northbound on Illinois 127 when his vehicle left the road and struck a power pole north of Greenville on Saturday night. Bond County Sheriff’s Office said Twitty was trapped in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at 11:32 p.m.

Twitty was a student at SIUE in the Water Quality Control Operations Program at the Environmental Resources Training Center, the university said on Monday afternoon.

The Bond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash that was at an “S” curve about half a mile south of Baumberger Avenue in rural Greenville.

Twitty had been a member of the Illinois National Guard and was a member of the Mercenaries Rugby team. Stiehl-Dawson Funeral home of Nokomis is handling arrangements.

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