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Granite City police investigating fatal accident

GRANITE CITY, IL – The Granite City Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that occurred Tuesday night at 7 pm near West Pontoon Road and Rode.  Police say officers were dispatched to the scene for an accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

The victim, 78-year-old Robert J. Mason of Granite City later died from his injuries.

The accident is being investigated by the Granite City Police Department and the Madison County Coroner’s Office.