NEWS RELEASE – Fatal Traffic Accident Investigation
SHILOH POLICE DEPARTMENT
Case Number: #21-638
Contact: Captain Jesse Phillips
Contact Number: 618-632-9047
On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at approximately 5:04 AM, Officers from the Shiloh Police Department responded to a single vehicle traffic accident involving a commercial semi-truck and trailer in the 1700 block of Cross Street.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2015 Volvo tractor trailer was travelling south bound on Cross Street before crossing the center line of traffic and continuing off the roadway. The tractor trailer went down an embankment before coming to rest in a wooded section of a residential area. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, James D. Miller, 58, of Florissant, Missouri, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the St. Clair County Coroner’s Office.
There is no current indication that alcohol and/or drugs were a factor. An investigation is currently underway that will include the results of toxicology. Anyone with information related to this accident is encouraged to contact the Shiloh Police Department at 618-632-9047.
We would like to express our condolences to the family of Mr. Miller. In addition, we express our appreciation to the O’Fallon Fire Department, the O’Fallon-Shiloh Emergency Medical Services, the Illinois State Police, St. Clair County Coroner’s Office, and Petroff Towing for their assistance with this investigation.