Metro-East man sentenced to 16 years in fatal tow-truck wreck - KMOV.com

Metro-East man sentenced to 16 years in fatal tow-truck wreck

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

 

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A southwestern Illinois judge has sentenced a tow-truck driver to 16 years in prison in connection with a hit-and-run wreck that killed a man and that man's infant son.

Mark Ikerman, 45, of rural Edwardsville was sentenced Wednesday in Madison County to 11 years on a charge of aggravated driving under the influence.

Associate Judge James Hackett also ordered Ikerman to spend an additional five years behind bars for leaving the scene of an accident.

Authorities say Donald Legens, 34, of Granite City was putting gas in his sport utility vehicle in November 2008 after the SUV became disabled on a county road.

Police say Ikerman hit the SUV from behind, killing Legens and his 9-month-old son.

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