A Centralia man was killed in an accident that occurred in Marion County, early Sunday morning.
At approximately 1:00am on Sunday, October 16th, 62 year old William Hicks, of Centralia, was traveling on County Road 1175 E in Kell, Illinois, when he came upon the T-intersection with Sassafras Lane. Hicks attempted to brake, but skidded across Sassafras Lane and into a deep ditch. Upon impact with the ditch, Hicks’ vehicle caught fire, becoming fully engulfed.
William Hicks was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident.