EDWARDSVILLE, Illinois (KMOV) – A Southern Illinois University student died in a single-vehicle wreck near Edwardsville Wednesday night.
Police said John C. Hutson, 19, was driving a minivan eastbound on Buchta Road when he lost control, left the roadway and struck a tree.
Hutson was ejected from the vehicle during the accident. He died at the scene of blunt chest trauma.
The vehicle caught fire and burned following the wreck.
Investigators said it appeared Hutson was not wearing a seat belt.
Police continue to investigate what caused Hutson to lose control.
Additional information was not immediately available.