1 person dead after crash near Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge

1 person killed in Bill Emerson Bridge crash

ALEXANDER COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - One person is dead after an early-morning crash on Sunday, May 2.

According to Illinois State Police, at around 2:48 a.m., an orange 2021 Chevrolet Corvette driven by Darryl Jackson, 39, of Cairo, was going west on Illinois Route 146 at the Bill Emerson Bridge.

For an unknown reason, the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, hit the guardrail and overturned.

Jackson was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger was taken to an area hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

Troopers say the crash happened around the same time as a shooting at The Pony that injured three people.

Both incidents are still under investigation.

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