Coroner: Man Killed in Car Accident Suffered Heart Attack

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ALTON, Ill. (KMOX) – Officials say a Madison County man who crashed outside the Farm and Home Supply store in Alton Sunday had suffered a heart attack.

The car driven by 61-year-old Joseph Michael Welch Jr. of Godfrey crashed into a tree just after 3 p.m.

Madison County coroner Steve Nonn says Welch had a history of severe cardiac disease.

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