2 dead in Mascoutah crash - KMOV.com

2 dead in Mascoutah crash

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Fatal accident in Mascoutah, Illinois Fatal accident in Mascoutah, Illinois
MASCOUTAH, Ill. (KMOV) -- One person was fatally injured in an accident on Illinois 161 Friday that was likely caused by the weather.

Mascoutah firefighters responded just before 1 p.m. to a serious crash by Sportsman's Lake.

Police said a red 2014 Ram 1500 pickup truck driven by 71-year-old Anthony Biondo, of New Baden, left the roadway and went through the shoulder and into the ditch, where it struck an embankment.  The vehicle flipped over.

Biondo was pronounced deceased at the scene.  A passenger in the car was pronounced dead at a hospital. That victim's name has not yet been released.

Police said Biondo may have lost control of the vehicle due to rain in the area. 

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