Driver dead after car hit utility pole in Collinsville

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) – A 21-year-old man is dead after losing control of his vehicle early Sunday morning, flying off the road and hitting a utility pole.

It happened at 2:30 a.m. near 2219 Vandalia. The driver – who has been identified as Alex Coombs – was traveling northbound on Vandalia when he crossed over into the southbound lanes, losing control and hitting the pole.

Police say Coombs was not wearing a seatbelt and his airbags did not deploy. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Routine toxicological testing for the presence of alcohol or drugs as required by Illinois law is going to be performed.

No additional information was immediately available.


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