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MADISON COUNTY, Ill. – A 26-year-old Edwardsville man died Tuesday night in a traffic accident.

Stephen P. Nonn, coroner for Madison County, has identified the victim as Daniel W. Hurt.

Nonn says Hurt was driving a 1999 GMC Savana van south on the 3500 block of Sand Road when he hit a utility pole and overturned on the west side of the road. Someone called to report the accident at 9:14 p.m.

Hurt was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. He was taken to Anderson Hospital in Maryville where he was pronounced dead an hour later.

Nonn says routine toxicology tests will be performed. The accident remains under investigation by the Madison County Sheriff's Department.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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