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.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved

  1. Sabrina Ikerman says:

    Hi this is the daughter of mark ikerman. It has been a long time. in fact three years since this took place i would appericate if you would take this off of your web site. anyone that is going to look at would have already done it. If you would it would be greatly appreicated. Thank you

    Sabrina Ikerman

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