Bunker Hill Fatal Crash
Sat, 06 Jan 2018 07:55:32 CST
A Jerseyville man was killed in a single vehicle crash Thursday night in Bunker Hill. According to Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta, 32 year old Christopher E. Johnson was pronounced dead at the intersection of East Warren and North Franklin Street at 9:35pm. An autopsy has been scheduled.
Illinois State Police report that Christopher Johnson was driving a 2002 Pontiac when a Trooper attempted a traffic stop at 8:11pm on Highway 267, near Kemper Road in Jersey County. Reportedly, Johnson fled from the scene and the Trooper terminated the stop. A short while later, a Macoupin County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle Johnson was driving and it fled at a high rate of speed. Johnson lost control of the vehicle on East Warren Street and it struck a tree. After impact the Pontiac caught fire and the Bunker Hill Fire Department extinguished the fire. Johnson was extricated from the car and was later pronounced dead by the Coroner.
The incident remains under investigation by Illinois State Police.
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