City of Carbondale, Illinois
March 23, 2023
Carbondale - On 03-22-23 at 10:03 a.m. City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 500 block of East Main Street in reference to a report of a single-vehicle traffic crash. Officers found a vehicle that left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The driver was found to be unresponsive and officers began life-saving efforts. The driver was transported by ambulance to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale but did not survive. The identity of the driver is not being released at this time until notifications to the family can be made. The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle and no one else was injured as a result of the crash. The cause of death is preliminarily being attributed to a medical related event prior to the crash. No additional details of the crash are being released at this time. The investigation is active and ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 549-2121.
The mission of the Carbondale Police Department is to work in partnership with our community to preserve life, protect human rights, protect property and improve quality of life by providing police service to all in a fair, sensitive, and professional manner.