Charges have been filed in connection with a fatal accident over the weekend in Alton involving a bicyclist and an alleged drunk driver. 51-year-old Allen H. Cordes (pictured) of the 500 block of Anderson Avenue is charged with two counts of aggravated driving while under the influence causing death. One count for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, and the other for allegedly driving under the influence of cannabis.
Cordes allegedly struck and killed 50-year-old James Stewart of the 1,300 block of Monroe Street in Alton. The incident took place Saturday night around 9:30 on East Broadway near the intersection with Come In Place in the Milton area. Cordes was taken into custody and Stewart was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities believe Stewart was knocked from the bicycle and may have been run over by Cordes.