Jerseyville teenager killed in a Madison County accident

Last updated Monday, August 28th, 2023

Jerseyville teenager killed in a Madison County accident

A Madison County accident in Wood River on Saturday, June 24, claimed the life of a Jerseyville teenager after he sustained multiple injuries. Wood River Police officers and Wood River Fire Department firefighters responded at about 11:30 PM to the two-vehicle rollover crash.

Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit reports that the fatal crash occurred when a 2003 Dodge Charger collided with a 2021 Ford Bronco at the intersection of Illinois Route 3 and Route 143. Wood River Police Chief Brad Wells reports that Gregory G. Kuehnel, an 18-year-old resident of Jerseyville, was among the Charger occupants. Sadly, he died on Monday at a hospital in the St. Louis area.

Besides the teen, there were two other persons in the car. Both went to a nearby hospital. The lone occupant of the Bronco also had to go to the emergency room. 

An investigation is underway, and the Wood River police have requested counsel from the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Illinois State Police. More details are to be released soon.

The Kuehnel family and friends have our deepest condolences.

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Madison County accident ended in tragedy

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