Valier Man Dies In Crash

In Jefferson County, a man is dead after a crash on Illinois Route 148 early Saturday morning.

23-year-old Ronnie Strout of Valier was the driver of the vehicle that police say crashed a half-mile south of East Flagg Road in Jefferson County.

Police say Strout over-corrected while driving south on 148, crossed both lanes of traffic, left the road and struck several trees before coming to a rest on its roof.

Police say excessive speed might have played a role in the crash. They also say Strout was not wearing a seatbelt.

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