A Wood River man has died following a two car accident on Friday night in South Roxana. The Madison County Coroner reports that icy conditions may have caused 79 year old Neil Hopkins of the 140th block of Ash Street in Wood River to steer his 2008 Ford Fusion into oncoming traffic on Illinois Route 111 and collide head on with a 1999 Ford E250 Cargo van. Hopkins suffered fatal head and chest inuries in the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the other vehicle, 58 year old Michael Timmons of the 3300 block of Delmar in Godfrey and his wife Michelle Timmons were taken from the scene by ambulance but their conditions are unkown at this time.
The crash remains under investigation by the South Roxana Police Department and routine toxicology tests are being performed. Funeral arragnements for Hopkins remain pending but are under the direction of Paynic Funeral Home in Rosewood Heights.