Okawville man killed in one-vehicle crash in Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY — A 72-year-old Okawville man was killed Thursday in a one-vehicle crash in Washington County.

According to Illinois State Police, Wayne Morgan was driving his 1996 Chevy pickup westbound around 12:15 p.m. Thursday on Route 177 near Nightingale Road.

Morgan’s truck left the roadway, hit a fence and crashed head-on into a dirt embankment.

He was airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital where he died of his injuries.

Morgan reportedly wasn’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.