Eric D. Dixon, 30, of Edwardsville died in a vehicle crash over the weekend, Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn said.
He was pronounced dead at 5:04 p.m. Sunday along the 2800 block of Seminary Street at Black Creek in Alton. Dixon was the driver of a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee that had left the roadway and came to rest in the creek. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
An autopsy Tuesday indicated Dixon died as the result of blunt trauma to the chest and abdomen. Routine toxicology testing for the presence of alcohol and drugs remains pending at this time. The death remains under investigation by the Alton Police Department.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Ill.