20-Year-old Belleville man killed in weekend crash - KMOV.com

20-Year-old Belleville man killed in weekend crash

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By Bryce Moore By Bryce Moore

St. Clair County (KMOV) – Investigators in St. Clair County, Illinois are asking for help trying to figure out what caused a crash that left a Belleville man dead.

Matthew Joy, 20, was killed when the SUV he was driving crashed down an embankment in the 7000 block of Town Hall Road just outside of Belleville city limits.

Just before 9 a.m. Sunday a resident noticed debris and tires near the roadway and then found the SUV and the victim’s body down the embankment.

Police say it appears the vehicle drove through a tree and flipped.  Joy was ejected from the SUV.

Now investigators are trying to piece together the victim’s whereabouts leading up to the crash.  The last phone call made by the victim was around midnight prior to the accident.

Anyone with information on Joy’s whereabouts Saturday night and Sunday morning are asked to call police at (618) 277-3504 ext. 5712.

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