A 24-year-old East St. Louis man is dead after being hit by a car Sunday night.  The Madison County Coroner's Office says Benjamin C. George was apparently trying to cross the Homer Adams Parkway in Alton when he was struck by a westbound passenger car.  He had been staying at the nearby Super 8 Motel. 

George was struck just before 6pm.  He was transported by ambulance from the scene to OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton where he was pronounced dead at 6:25 p.m. of blunt head trauma.  Routine toxicology testing for the presence of alcohol and drugs will be performed.  The death remains under investigation by the Alton Police Department as well. 


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