A man who died in a single vehicle crash early Tuesday morning in Alton has been identified. 22 year old Chance Phillips of the 300 block of Tara in Cottage Hills is the victim of the accident that took place on Storey Lane near the Enchanted Village Mobile Home Park. Alton Police say the victim’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
Phillips was driving a Ford F-150 pickup that left the roadway for an unknown reason, struck a tree and burst into flames. The Madison County Coroner will conduct toxicology testing to determine if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, but the cause of death appears to have been the result of injuries sustained in the accident. The crash took place around 3:15am on Tuesday. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights.