EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – A Metro East tow-truck driver has been convicted of causing a 2008 hit-and-run wreck that killed a man and that victim’s infant son.
Madison County Associate Judge James Hackett found 45-year-old Mark Ikerman of rural Edwardsville guilty Wednesday of charges of aggravated driving under the influence and leaving an accident scene.
Authorities say 34-year-old Donald Legens of Granite City was putting gas in his sport utility vehicle in November 2008 after the SUV became disabled on a county road in Granite City.
Police say Ikerman hit the SUV from behind, killing Legens and fatally injuring his 9-month-old son.
A sentencing date was not immediately set.
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