The Illinois State Police continues to investigate a fatal truck crash this morning on I-270 near Edwardsville. According to multiple witnesses, the driver of the tractor-trailer was traveling westbound at about 9:20am when the truck suddenly veered off the road to the left, crossing into the eastbound lanes, and hit a tree head-on.
The truck burst into flames. The driver of the truck was pronounced dead at approximately 10am. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.