Crime

Two people accused of stealing wallet from crash victim who died

Two people have been charged with stealing a wallet from a man who had just been in a car crash and later died of his injuries.

Charged were Jeannette Supancic, 52, and Mikel Chalmers II, 34, who were accused of stealing Robert Galvan’s wallet after he crashed his car in Pontoon Beach on Feb. 25.

According to the Madison County Coroner’s Office, Galvan, 30, of Collinsville, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.367 percent when his car left the road at Illinois 111 near Sand Prairie Lane in the early morning hours. Supancic and Chalmers are accused of entering Galvan’s car after the accident and stealing his wallet off his person.

Galvan later left his car and was walking north in the southbound lane of Illinois 111 when he was struck by a 2009 Pontiac G8 driven by Travis Sacket, 21, of Granite City, who remained at the scene with Galvan.

Galvan was pronounced dead at the scene. Galvan’s death was later determined as the result of blunt head and chest trauma and ruled accidental. No charges were filed against Sacket.

Supancic and Chalmers are now charged with unlawful use of a credit card, a class 4 felony; burglary, a class 2 felony; and theft from a person, a class 3 felony. Collinsville police also have charged Supancic with another count of unlawful use of a credit card, alleging that she used the credit card in their jurisdiction.

Investigating agencies included Pontoon Beach police, Illinois State Police Crash Reconstruction, Collinsville police, Wood River police and the Madison County Coroner’s Office. The investigation was ongoing, and authorities said Friday they were still trying to piece together Galvan’s activities on the night of his death. Anyone with information pertaining to where Galvan was on the night of Feb. 25 can call the coroner’s office at 618-692-7478.

Elizabeth Donald: 618-239-2507, @BNDedonald

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