City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 21st, 2022
Fatal Traffic Crash
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Carbondale- On 11-19-22 at approximately 10:56 p.m., City of Carbondale Police officers responded to East Walnut Street near Village Drive regarding a single-vehicle crash. Officers found a vehicle overturned and the driver was injured and unresponsive. The driver was identified as Trace O. Bittle, 18 of Marion. Bittle was immediately taken by ambulance to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment. On Sunday, it was learned that Bittle passed away as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash. The investigation into the crash is active and ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 549-2121.
The mission of the Carbondale Police Department is to work in partnership with our community to preserve life, protect human rights, protect property and improve quality of life by providing police service to all in a fair, sensitive and professional manner.