Pennsylvania man dies in one-vehicle wreck on I-70

Members of the Vandalia Volunteer Fire Department work to extricate the body of a Pennsylvania man who sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle accident late Tuesday morning on Interstate 70, just west of the 61-mile exit. According to the Illinois State Police, Maynard Torgerson, 73, of Warminster, Pa., was eastbound in a Ford Explorer when the vehicle went into the median for an unknown reason. The vehicle began rolling over after hitting a concrete drain and came to rest on its top in a creek bed. Torgerson was pronounced dead at the scene by Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen. A passenger in the vehicle, 79-year-old Rose Torgerson was taken to Fayette County Hospital for treatment of serious injuries, then airlifted to St. Louis University Hospital.

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