April 7, 2023
Fatal Traffic Crash
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Carbondale - On 04-07-23 at approximately 2:39 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to West Walnut Street at Poplar Street regarding a multi-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Officers discovered a pedestrian had been struck by two passing vehicles. The pedestrian was immediately taken by ambulance to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment. It was learned that the pedestrian passed away at the hospital as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation into the cause of the crash, and the investigation is currently active and ongoing. It was determined that intoxication was not a factor related to the drivers of the involved vehicles.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website. Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime. Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously. Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!
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.