A Staunton teen was killed early Monday in a single vehicle accident in town. 17 year old Matthew Deweese was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Williamson Avenue just after 1:30am yesterday. Deweese was alone in the car at the time.
The Madison County Coroner says Deweese was wearing a seatbelt at the time the car left the roadway and struck a tree, but due to the damage of the vehicle he was ejected. Authorities say there were no witnesses to the crash which was reported about 12:50am Monday. Authorities will test for the presence of drugs or alcohol in the driver’s system and the crash is otherwise under investigation by the Illinois State Police.