A 70-year-old Godfrey man is dead following a one-car crash Thursday in Roxana. The Madison County Coroner reports Phillip H. Gill, of the 5,300 block of Williams, was driving westbound on Madison Avenue in Roxana when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a bridge pillar for Illinois Route 255.


He did not appear to be wearing a seatbelt, and died of internal chest and abdominal injuries. Routine toxicological studies are being performed. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:22pm. Roxana Police Chief Dennis Smith says the accident remains under investigation.


Smith comments


He says it appears the road was not seeing as much traffic last night as it would on a normal day. Funeral arrangements are pending, and will be handled by Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home of Alton.