A 67-year-old Benld man died in a single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon in Mt. Olive.
Police said Frank Wargo, 67 of Benld, was traveling south on U.S. Route 66 near Koniak Lane when he exited the roadway around 12:54 in the afternoon and traveled into a grove of trees and a shallow ditch.
Wargo was pronounced dead at the scene by Macoupin County Coroner Anthony Kravanya at 1:19 p.m. The coroner’s office said no autopsy or inquest will be called.
Mt. Olive Fire and Rescue, Mt. Olive Police Department, Gillespie-Benld Area Ambulance Service, Macoupin County Sheriff’s Department and Illinois State Police District 18 of Litchfield assisted with the accident.
The accident investigation is being handled by the Macoupin County Coroner’s Office and Illinois State Police District 18 of Litchfield.
Kravanya Funeral Homes will be in charge of funeral arrangements but services weren’t available at the time of publication.