Police in Granite City believe the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a man in the city sometime Sunday morning was texting while driving. The body of 25-year-old Mark Harris, Jr., was found around 8am on Sunday along Highway 203 about a quarter mile east of 21st Street. 23-year-old Travis E. Crain of Madison is jailed on a $750,000 bond.
Crain is charged with Failure to Report an Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death and Reckless Homicide. Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons this case drives home the seriousness of distracted driving.
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The Madison County Coroner’s Office has released its preliminary autopsy report and states blunt head trauma as the cause of death.