Fatal Pickup Truck Accident In Jackson County, Illinois

There was a fatal vehicle accident involving a pickup truck early Wednesday morning (June 12) in Jackson County, Illinois.

The accident happened when the pickup truck (a black 2003 Chevy Silverado SS) was traveling eastbound on Chautauqua, a quarter mile east of West Pleasant Hill Road, when the driver failed to negotiate a curve.  The truck ran off the road, struck several trees, and came to rest upon its side.  The accident happened at approximately 5:20 a.m.

The driver of the truck, Ryan M. Robbins, 33, of Murphysboro was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

There was also a passenger in the truck, Joseph Z. Hawk of Carbondale, 33.  He had to be extricated from the vehicle before being taken to a local hospital,  and then later transported to St. Louis.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the June 13 thesouthern.com article titled “Man dies in pickup crash” as well as the June 12 Mt. Vernon Network News titled “Murphysboro Man Killed in Traffic Crash.”


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