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Officials identify man who died in I-255 crash in Collinsville

Officials identify man who died in I-255 crash in Collinsville

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COLLINSVILLE — A Swansea man who died on Interstate 255 was identified on Saturday by officials.

The man was 38-year-old Colt J. Hoffarth, according to St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye Sr.

Hoffarth was walking north on the shoulder of the interstate at around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, attempting to warn motorists of a nearby crash, according to the Illinois State Police. A Chrysler went out of control and struck Hoffarth, who was fatally wounded.

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