Ernest Sawyer Jr. Killed in Roll-Over Crash on Old US 50 West...

Ernest Sawyer Jr. Killed in Roll-Over Crash on Old US 50 West of Summerfield Road Outside of Lebanon


The Belleville News-Democrat is reporting that five people were injured, one of them fatally, in a single vehicle rollover accident on Old US 50 near Lebanon.

The accident occurred Sunday night approximately one-half mile west of Summerfield Road at about 8:00 PM.

The Illinois State Police say a 32 year old woman driver, not yet named, lost control of a 2010 GMC while westbound on Old US 50. The vehicle landed in a ditch and then rolled over.

Ernest L. Sawyer Jr., 35, a resident of Belleville, was thrown about 35 feet from the vehicle, according to authorities. He was later declared deceased at Memorial East Hospital in Shiloh, according to the St. Clair County Coroner.

Three children from the vehicle were also transported to Memorial Hospital East with serious injuries.

The unidentified driver is described as a resident of Belleville. She had to be extricated from the vehicle and was in critical condition as of the last report.

The accident remains under investigation.

Everyone connected with the Illinois Accident Injury Law Center extends our sincere condolences to each of the injured parties, their friends, and their families. It is a terrible thing to have to go through the loss or severe injury of a loved one.

Our firm handles personal injury cases, however, we intend this blog to be mainly educational, to raise safety awareness, but also to let families know when they may have a wrongful death claim or a bodily injury claim.

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