SOUTH ROXANA - A 22-year-old East Alton man died in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday.
In a press release, Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn identified the victim as Bradley A. Werts of the 100 block of Illinois Avenue.
According to the release, Werts was driving a 2005 Nissan Sentra west on Wagon Wheel Road in South Roxana after dropping off his girlfriend at her home in Roxana early Sunday morning after a Christmas party. Werts failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Wagon Wheel and Illinois 111. The vehicle traveled across the highway, hitting an orange barrier and stopping in an embankment at about 1:35 a.m.
Werts was not wearing a seat belt, Nonn said.