Two men are dead following a one vehicle accident in the 11-thousand block of Ellis Road in St. Jacob, Illinois. They have been identified as 27-year old Ryan M. Junker of the 600 block of Jacob Street in St. Jacob and 24-year old William E. Dittmer of the 230 block of McKinley Street in Worden. Neither of the victims were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident and both were ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene according to the Madison County Coroner's Office.
The Madison County Sheriff's Office, Highland EMS and St. Jacob Fire Department responded to the scene just after 6:40 a.m. on Sunday morning. Authorities say the car was registered to Junker but that it was unclear who was driving. It is also unknown if alcohol was a factor in the accident and routine toxicology tests are scheduled to be performed. The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Madison County Sheriff's Office.