Fatal Car Accident In Madison County, Illinois

There was a fatal car accident on Thursday afternoon, November 15, in Madison County, Illinois.  The accident happened on Illinois Route 143, and involved a car and a pickup truck.

The car, driven by Carol S. Garrett, 65, of Alton, was going west on Illinois Route 143.  As she approached the Illinois Route 255, she had a green light.  However, for some unknown reason, Garrett slowed or stopped.  She was then “rear ended” by a pickup truck driven by Philip A. Cain, 28, of Bethalto.

A passenger in the backseat of Garrett’s car, Nell S. Johnston, 65, of Alton, died at the accident scene.  Cain and Garrett were taken to Alton Memorial with minor injuries.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the November 16 bnd.com story titled “Alton woman killed in 2-car crash on Route 143” as well as the November 16 stltoday.com story titled “Truck rear-ends car in Madison County, killing Alton woman.”


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