ALEXANDER COUNTY – A Cairo man died in a car accident early Sunday morning in Alexander County.
According to Illinois State Police (ISP), 39-year-old Darryl D. Jackson was traveling west in his car on Illinois 146 at the Bill Emerson Bridge in East Cape Girardeau around 2:50 a.m. when he left the roadway to the right, struck a guardrail and overturned. Jackson was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.
Jackson’s passenger, an unidentified male, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
ISP said the crash remains under investigation.