Brownstown man dies in Tuesday wreck

A Brownstown man died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident on Tuesday evening.
According to the Illinois State Police, Kenneth W. Eckhardt, 69, the preliminary investigation shows that Eckhardt was driving a 2000 Mercury Marquis at County Roads 1750 North and East 1250 when his vehicle left the roadway to the right, possibly due to a medical condition.
The vehicle continued east on County Road 1750 North and into the right ditch, then struck a utility pole.
Eckhardt was transported by the Fayette County Ambulance Service to Fayette County Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

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