Alton Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a vehicle that struck a pedestrian Monday morning along Highway 140 just east of Powder Mill Road. 61-year-old Lester W. Anderson of East Alton is dead after being hit by a vehicle driven by a 28-year-old Alton man. The driver of the vehicle is identified by the Madison County Coroner’s Office as Dossie W. Robinson of Alton.
Authorities anticipate charges could be filed today (Tues) in connection with the case and have indicated the driver may have been using a cell phone at the time of the accident. The driver is reportedly cooperating with the investigation. The incident happened just after 9am Monday.