JEFFERSON COUNTY — — A 23-year-old Valier man was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Saturday morning.
Ronnie Stroud Jr. was pronounced dead at 11:05 a.m. Saturday by Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks. The accident is believed to have happened around 4 a.m. Stroud's vehicle was found by an Illinois State Police officer.
Marks said Stroud was southbound on Illinois 148, approximately three miles north of Sesser when he lost control, leaving the highway and striking several trees. The state trooper saw skid marks, leading him to the victim's vehicle.
A portion of Illinois Highway 148 was closed a short time near the crash site.