A 24-year-old East St. Louis man is dead after being hit by a car Sunday night. The Madison County Coroner's Office says Benjamin C. George was apparently trying to cross the Homer Adams Parkway in Alton when he was struck by a westbound passenger car. He had been staying at the nearby Super 8 Motel.
George was struck just before 6pm. He was transported by ambulance from the scene to OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton where he was pronounced dead at 6:25 p.m. of blunt head trauma. Routine toxicology testing for the presence of alcohol and drugs will be performed. The death remains under investigation by the Alton Police Department as well.