An Alton man is dead following an accident late Tuesday night in the city. 33 year old Paul Garrett of the first block of East Elm Street in Alton was reportedly traveling south on Central Avenue when he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a metal fence. The Madison County Coroner's Office reports the accident took place around 11pm and Garrett was pronounced dead at the scene.
Alton Police continue to investigate, and authorities say Garrett was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The accident took place in the 2300 block of Central. An autopsy to test for the presence of alcohol and drugs is being performed by the coroner's office. Gent Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.