Waterloo man dies in crash on I-255 near Dupo

Pictured is the crash scene on I-255 near Dupo on Thursday. (James “Tal” Moss photo)

Emergency personnel responded about 9:30 a.m. Thursday to a vehicle crash on I-255 near the Dupo exit that resulted in the death of a young Waterloo man.

The Columbia Fire Department assisted Dupo fire and EMS and Illinois State Police at the scene. Traffic was backed up in both directions as responders worked at the crash site.

Illinois State Police said a 1987 Toyota truck driven by Zane Berner, 21, of Waterloo, was southbound on I-255 when it changed lanes and made contact with the front end of a 2011 Hyundai sedan, causing the truck to lose control and overturn into the northbound shoulder. Berner was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Clair County coroner.

Both occupants of the Hyundai were checked by EMS at the scene and refused medical transport.




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