A traffic crash in Hancock County has claimed the life of a Quincy Alderman.

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The family of Third Ward Alderman Tom Ernst confirmed his death on social media Saturday.

Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger reports a single vehicle fatal crash late Friday, but there’s been no official word that Ernst was one who was killed in the crash.

The 63 year old Ernst was elected to the Quincy City Council in 2017. He had also served on the Quincy Park Board.

Ernst had also recently been hired to be women’s golf coach at Culver-Stockton College in Canton.

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