Fatal Crash in Williamson County


By Kristin Crowley - News 3

WILLIAMSON COUNTY- A Galatia man is dead after a crash on I-57 in Williamson County.

The Williamson County Coroner's Office says Monty J. Parks, 46, of Galatia was driving north on Interstate 57 near mile marker 55 just before 7:00 pm Saturday when his truck left the roadway and drove into the median.

The truck then went back onto the roadway and overturned. Parks was thrown from the vehicle.

The Coroner's Office says Parks was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials re-routed traffic at mile marker 53 on Rt. 37 all the way to Johnston City. The crash led to lengthy backups for at least two hours.

Illinois State Police and the Williamson County Coroner's Office are investigating the crash.
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