A Winchester man was killed in a highway accident in Pike County this afternoon.
Illinois State Police reports indicate 66-year-old David Welsh was driving westbound on Interstate 72 just west of the interchange with Routes 107 and 54.
His passenger, 58-year-old Laura Welsh of Winchester, reportedly told police he fainted while driving, ran his 2013 Chevrolet Silverado off the roadway to the left, drove through a median, across into the eastbound lanes of I-72, down a ditch embankment and struck a tree.
Police say David Welsh then walked from the vehicle and collapsed; he was later pronounced dead at the scene. State police reports indicate Welsh had a history of heart problems.
The accident was reported at around 3 p.m.
Laura Welsh suffered minor injuries, according to reports, and was transported to Illini Community Hospital.