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Gerald D. Lewallen III Obituary, Man killed after chase with Granite City police Identified

Gerald D. Lewallen III Obituary,  – The pursuit by Granite City Police concluded with a tragic collision on Thursday evening. Authorities reported that the driver of a Dodge Ram pickup truck declined to stop for law enforcement, as they witnessed the vehicle speeding southbound on Illinois 3 around 8:05 p.m. The deceased individual was identified as Gerald D. Lewallen III, 22, from Pontoon Beach, by the Madison County Coroner’s office.

Law enforcement terminated the chase due to Lewallen’s dangerous driving behavior and excessive speed. Shortly after, Lewallen was in a solo crash at Niedringhaus Road, close to 16th Street. The Madison County Coroner’s office confirmed Lewallen’s death at the accident site. The incident is currently under investigation by the Illinois State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.

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