The Illinois State Police continues to investigate a fatal truck crash this morning on I-270 near Edwardsville.  According to multiple witnesses, the driver of the tractor-trailer was traveling westbound at about 9:20am when the truck suddenly veered off the road to the left, crossing into the eastbound lanes, and hit a tree head-on.

The truck burst into flames.  The driver of the truck was pronounced dead at approximately 10am.  The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.

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