St. Louis Man Hospitalized After Jefferson County Crash

JEFFERSON COUNTY – A St. Louis man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on I-64 in Jefferson County Thursday afternoon.

According to Illinois State Police (ISP), 66-year-old Michael C. Stapleton was driving his pickup truck west on I-64 near milepost 86 when for unknown reasons, he left the roadway to the right and struck a tree with the front driver side of the vehicle.

Stapleton was airlifted to a regional hospital for treatment of his injuries.

ISP said no further information will be released at this time.