Driver killed after striking utility pole in Collinsville

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by Elizabeth Eisele/ KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 20 at 7:09 AM

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(KMOV.com) -- An accident reconstruction team is investigating a fatal accident in Collinsville, Illinois, that has left one man dead.

Collinsville Police said a vehicle was traveling northbound on Vandalia and crossed over the southbound lanes. Then police said the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck an Ameren utility pole.

According to authorities, the utility pole was broken near the top and the line was down.

Police identified the deceased driver as Alex Coombs, 23, of Collinsville.

The incident happened Saturday at 2:30 a.m in the 2200 block of Vandalia.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing. 

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