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MONROE COUNTY, Ill. (KSDK) – A man died in a rollover accident that has tied up traffic for hours on Route 3 in Monroe County, according to Illinois State Police.

According to police, a Dodge Ram with Missouri handicapped license plates traveled south on Route 3 when it went off the roadway at KK Road. The truck rolled several times before stopping on its roof and resting.

Authorities worked to save Joseph Meis, 72, who was trapped underneath and had to use the Jaws of Life to extract him from the car, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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