Man dies after ATV crash in Williamson Co., IL

Man dies after ATV crash in Williamson Co., IL
Southbound lanes of Purchase Parkway are blocked in Fulton County after a grain truck hit a tree in the road. (Source: Raycom Media)

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A Galatia, Illinois man died in an ATV crash on Sunday, May 6.

According to the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, deputies and the coroner's office are investigating the crash.

Deputies say they got the report of the crash around 3:55 p.m. It happened on Dykersburg Road, just south of Roten Lane.

According to Williamson County Coroner Mike "Junior" Burke, 25-year-old Peter Schneider, of Galatia, formerly of the Crab Orchard area, died in the crash. He said he was not wearing a helmet.

Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick wanted to remind residents that all-terrain vehicles aren't designed for use on the road and that you have to be careful if it's driven on pavement.

Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.