Crash kills driver, shuts down interstate


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MARION, Ill. - UPDATE:  The Saturday night crash in Williamson County resulted in the death of a driver.

Illinois State Trooper David Sneed says by Monty J. Parks, 46, from Galatia, was traveling northbound on I-57 when his Dodge Ram left the roadway.

Parks' truck then entered the center median.  He was ejected from the truck. The northbound lanes were shut down for approximately 3 hours but they are now back open.

Trooper Sneed says Parks was not wearing his seat belt.  


Original story:

A wreck on Northbound I-57 near mile marker 55 has shut down a stretch of the expressway.  The wreck happened just north of Marion, Illinois.

The on-ramp on I-57 North from Highway 13 is also shut down.  Northbound traffic is reopened at mile marker 59.  Only a few details are released about the wreck at this time.

Stay with WPSD Local 6 for the latest information.