Traffic fatality on I-57 in Williamson County - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Traffic fatality on I-57 in Williamson County

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Authorities say a Chicago man was killed in a crash Sunday in Williamson County.

According to Illinois State Police, it happened shortly before noon Sunday just south of mile marker-51 on Interstate 57.

Robert E. Mata, 42, of Chicago was killed in the crash.

Troopers say the victim was a passenger in the northbound car.

According to the crash report, after the driver braked after noticing a previous crash, and tried to slow the car down.

The car then spun out of control, skidding sideways off the road eastward, and struck a tree on the passenger side.

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