Deadly crash in Hamilton County

Illinois State Police are investigating a deadly crash that happened late Sunday night on Illinois Route 142 at Hamilton County Road 600E.

Investigators say a pickup truck, driven by 60-year-old Robert Scott Beesley of Roundup, Montana, was headed eastbound on route 142 when it left the roadway and hit a tree.

Beesley was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation; however, Illinois State Police say alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

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