A Jerseyville man is dead following a single vehicle crash on Interstate 270 in Madison County on Monday. 76 year old Kenneth Ashford was identified by the Madison County Coroner's Office as the victim in the accident that took place on I-270 at the southbound exit ramp to Highway 111 in Pontoon Beach just before 11:00am yesterday.
The coroner's report says Ashford was driving a semi-tractor trailer east on I-270 and he took the southbound Highway 111 exit ramp when he apparently left the roadway for an unknown reason and the truck overturned. Authorities say Ashford was making a delivery of equipment to Granite City Steel at the time of the accident and was wearing his seatbelt. An autopsy is scheduled for today and the accident remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police.