1 dead in single vehicle crash on I-70

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FAYETTE COUNTY - Illinois State Police say one man is dead after a single-vehicle crash on I-70 Thursday morning.

The crash happened at about 9:00 a.m. near mile post 63 on I-70 eastbound.  According to the preliminary investigation into this incident, authorities say a Freightliner truck-tractor semi-trailer was exiting interstate 70 at mile post 63 into Vandalia when it crossed the yellow fog line and drove into the left ditch.  The trailer broke from the vehicle, which continued to skid out of control and eventually overturned.

Police say the driver, identified as Stanley Hamilton, 66, was pronounced dead.  This crash is under investigation by the Illinois State Police.  We will provide updates when they become available.

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