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A Belleville man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday night in Madison County.

According to Illinois State Police District 11, a 2010 Chevrolet driven by Brian Pursell, 40, was discovered crashed at about 10:27 p.m. on southbound Interstate 55 at milepost 15.5. The heavily damaged vehicle was blocking both lanes of the interstate. Southbound lanes were shut down for approximately 45 minutes during the crash investigation.

Pursell was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.

Police say charges are pending the investigation’s outcome.

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