A Staunton man was killed early yesterday after his vehicle was struck head-on by another vehicle near Alhambra. 26 year old Allen Wempe was pronounced dead at the scene after the crash, while the driver of the other vehicle, 41 year old Roger Stryker of Worden, was taken to an area hospital in serious condition. The accident happened around 4:15am Sunday on Route 4 near Klenke Road.
Illinois State Police report Wempe was headed south on Route 4 when Stryker's vehicle crossed the center line and struck Wempe's vehicle head-on sending it down an embankment. Stryker's vehicle also ran off the road and caught fire. He was transported to Anderson Hospital in Maryville for treatment, but authorities say he will be charged with driving under the influence and possibly reckless homicide as the investigation continues.