The Alton Fire Department confirmed there was a fatal accident along Highway 140 and east of Powder Mill Road around 9 a.m. today. The area is at the border of Alton and East Alton.

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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“We showed up to the situation and once it was confirmed he was deceased we left the scene,” Alton Fire Department Chief Bernie Sebold said.

A Madison County Coroner’s release about the accident will be coming soon, the office said this afternoon.