Man Accused of Drunkenly Causing Fatal Wreck

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) A southwestern Illinois man is accused of drunkenly causing a freeway wreck that killed a woman.

The (Alton) Telegraph reports that prosecutors in Madison County have charged 24-year-old Travis King of New Douglas with two felony DUI-related counts. One alleges the drunken driving resulted in a death.

Authorities say King’s Ford Mustang hit the back of a pickup truck driven by 27-year-old Vera Davis of Granite City on Oct. 20 on Interstate 270. That truck overturned, killing Davis’ mother, 62-year-old Geraldine Davis.

King and Vera Davis were injured.

State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons says lab tests showed King’s blood-alcohol level to be twice the state’s legal threshold for intoxication.

King does not have a listed home telephone number, and online court records don’t show if he has an attorney.

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