ALTON - Alton Police Chief Jarrett Ford reported that at 10:43 p.m. on April 18, 2023, the Alton Police Department was notified of a traffic crash involving two vehicles on Illinois Route 143 at the intersection with Corporal Chris Belchik Memorial Expressway.

"Officers of the Alton Police Department and members of the Alton Fire Department immediately responded and determined the driver of one of the vehicles was trapped within the vehicle," Chief Ford said.

Get The Latest News!

Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox.

Article continues after sponsor message

"The driver was ultimately freed from the vehicle and subsequently flown via helicopter to a St. Louis area hospital for treatment of serious injuries."

Chief Ford said the driver was treated and remains in stable condition.

"The cause of the accident remains under investigation at this time," he said.

More like this:

Apr 27, 2022 | Alton Police React Quickly To Stolen Vehicle Case, Make Arrest

Sep 10, 2022 | Juvenile Dies In Fatal Crash On Belle Street In Alton Early Saturday

Mar 31, 2023 | Two Alton Police Officers Injured In Separate Crashes Thursday Night

May 9, 2023 | Update: Alton Police Chief Provides Info On Head-On Wreck At MLK and 10th Street

Nov 4, 2022 | 29-Year-Old Alton Man Dies In Fatal Motorcycle Crash In 3000 Block Of Alby Street