Local News

ISP District 18 Troopers responded to a fatal crash on Illinois Route 4 just north of Mine Road in Sawyerville in Macoupin County on Friday afternoon. Preliminary investigations show a pedestrian was in the northbound lane of Illinois Route 4 attempting to catch a goose. A Ford pickup driven by 58 year old Ricky D. Gaston Sr. of Staunton struck the pedestrian, 44 year old Brian N. Cox of Sawyerville in the roadway. Cox was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Macoupin County Coroner. The Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation. No further information is available for release.


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