Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn is reporting an investigation into a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 26-year-old Edwardsville man.
The crash victim, identified as Daniel W. Hurt, of the 5000 block of Barnes Lane, was operating a 1999 GMC Savana van southbound in the 3500 block of Sand Road in Edwardsville. The vehicle struck a utility pole and overturned on the west side of Sand Road. The incident was reported to authorities on Tuesday, March 11, at 9:14 p.m.
Hurt was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the Anderson Hospital Emergency Room, Maryville, at 10:18 p.m. Thursday.
Hurt died as the result of blunt chest trauma. Routine toxicology testing will be performed. The incident also remains under investigation by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Irwin Chapel in Granite City.