accident

A Monroe City man suffered fatal injuries and another was listed as seriously injured after a crash on Tuesday, September 23 in Pike County, Illinois.

The driver, Jose Luis Parra Palma, 30, of Monroe City, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, Felipe Galan Almaraz, 30, was airlifted by Air Evac to Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

The Illinois Pike County Sheriff's Department said they were called to the scene at 3:28 p.m. about a crash on County Highway 10, 1 mile east of Illinois 96. The caller had reported that a passenger was thrown from the vehicle, and the driver was entrapped in the vehicle.

Assisting at the scene were the Illinois State Police, Pike County coroner's office, Spring Creek Fire Department, Pleasant Hill Fire Department, Pittsfield Fire Department and Pike County Ambulance Service

The department said an investigation determined that a 1998 Chevrolet SUV was heading west on County Highway 10 when it ran off the road for an unknown reason and struck a tree.