A Sesser man died in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday in Franklin County.

According to a news release from the Illinois State Police, Ricky Knight, 42, was driving northbound on Illinois 184 a quarter-mile south of Illinois 14 in Franklin County at about 10:30 p.m. when his 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser left the roadway on a curve. 

Police said in the news release that Knight was unrestrained and ejected from the vehicle after it struck a culvert. 

Knight was taken to Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin, where he was pronounced dead.

— The Southern

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Isaac Smith is a reporter covering Franklin, Perry and Saline counties.

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