Driver charged in passenger's death in St. Clair Co. wreck

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 16 at 4:36 PM

(KMOV) – A driver faces charges after a single-vehicle wreck in late April killed his passenger.

William Wellmon, 36, was charged Friday with one count of reckless homicide and one count of aggravated driving under the influence. His bail was set at $250,000.

Police say Wellmon crashed April 18 while driving on northbound Ill. Rte. 4 near Mud Creek Rd. in Marissa.

A passenger, identified as Deniel Pocrnich, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Police say Wellmon remains at large. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Illinois State Police at 618-346-3760.

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