One Dead in Hamilton County Crash
HAMILTON CO. -- A traffic crash in Hamilton County claims the life of a Montana man.
It happened just after 11 p.m. Sunday on Route 142 near Delafield Curve.
Illinois State Police say a pickup truck driven by Robert Scott Beesley, 60, of Roundup, Montana, was traveling east on 142 when the truck left the road and hit a tree.
Beesley was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident is still under investigation, but police say alcohol may have been a factor.
Illinois State Police were assisted by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, McLeansboro Police Department, McLeansboro Fire Department, Hamilton County EMA and the Hamilton County Coroner's Office.
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