Metro-East News

Highland man identified as fatal crash victim near Lebanon

A 23-year-old Highland man died in a crash on Tuesday night along Illinois 4 near Lebanon, the St. Clair County Coroner’s Office said.

Marc J. Leitensdorfer was killed in a head-on crash when the Ford Fiesta he was in crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Ford F-350 truck.

Leitensdorfer, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was ejected from his car in the crash, State Police said.

GUEST BOOK: Marc J. Leitensdorfer

The coroner’s office said Leitensdorfer died of blunt-force trauma. Toxicology results were still pending.

Police closed the highway from the north side of Lebanon to its intersection with U.S. 40 west of St. Jacob for about four hours as crash-reconstruction team members conducted their investigation.