The Jersey County Sheriff's Office has identified the victims of a fatal single vehicle accident on the Great River Road on Saturday afternoon. 30 year old Chad Nicolet of Alton was identified as the driver of the vehicle, and his wife, Sandy Nicolet, was the passenger. Chad Nicolet was pronounced dead at the scene, his wife is hospitalized in St. Louis with very serious injuries.
Authorities say Nicolet lost control of the vehicle for an unknown reason, causing the vehicle to roll on Illinois Route 100 just north of Lockhaven Road around 2:45 p.m. The roadway was closed for more than an hour while the scene was cleared. QEM Fire Department, Lifestar Ambulance, the Madison County Sheriff's Office, and the Grafton Police Department assisted the Jersey County Sheriff's Office in responding to the crash scene.