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Cairo Man Killed in Early Sunday Morning Crash in Alexander County

EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU – A Cairo man died in a car accident early Sunday morning in Alexander County. 

According to Illinois State Police, 39-year-old Darryl D. Jackson was traveling west in his car on Illinois 146 at the Bill Emerson Bridge in East Cape Girardeau around 2:50 a.m. when he left the roadway to the right, struck a guardrail and overturned. Jackson was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

Jackson’s passenger, an unidentified male, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

ISP says the crash remains under investigation.