The Madison County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal accident that took place early yesterday evening in rural Edwardsville. One person was killed in a single vehicle crash on Buchta Road near Springfield Road. The Madison County Coroner has indentified the victim as 19 year old John C. Hutson of Taylorville. Police say there were no witnesses and it appears the car ran off the pavement and struck a tree.
Police say Hutson was ejected from the vehicle and the 1999 Chrysler van caught fire as a result of the crash. He did not appear to be wearing a seat belt. The Holiday Shores Fire Department also responded to the scene to put out the fire. Hutson was pronounced dead at the scene.