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St. Clair County Sheriff's Department
Monday December 6th, 2010 :: 03:28 p.m. CST


Traffic Crash Fatality on Town Hall Road, Belleville

December 6th, 2010
Traffic Crash Fatality on Town Hall Road, Belleville

On Sunday December 5th, 2010 at 9:00 AM Deputy Justin Biggs was dispatched to the 7000 block of Town Hall Road, unincorporated Belleville (St. Clair County) reference to a one vehicle traffic crash with a fatality. Upon his arrival he saw a Brown 1994 Chevrolet Tahoe crashed down an embankment. The vehicle appeared to have flipped over and drove through a tree. A male subject was ejected from the vehicle and laying in front of it. Millstadt EMS and Fire responded to assist. Deputy Coroner Mike Schutzenhofer pronounced the male subject deceased. The male subject was identified as:

Matthew C. Joy
20 years old
17 Stately Oaks Lane, Belleville, IL

The crash was discovered by a local resident who saw debris and tires near the roadway. He checked the embankment and saw the vehicle and the deceased and called 9-1-1.

The last phone call made by the victim was just before midnight. Evidence was collected from the victim to determine toxicology and sent to the crime lab for analysis.

“No witnesses have come forward about this crash and at this point we do not specifically know what happened. Anyone with any information reference to Matthew Joy and his whereabouts the night before are asked to contact Inv. Matthew Jany at 618-277-3504 x5712.”

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Captain Steve Johnson
Chief Investigator
Criminal Investigation Section
St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department
618-277-3505 x5715

St. Clair County Sheriff's Department
700 N 5th St
Belleville, IL 62220

Emergency: 9-1-1

Sgt. John Fulton

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