Clayton Cope of Edwardsville, Illinois Death: 2 Confirm Dead as Search and Rescue Continues

Clayton Cope Death: Clayton Cope, 29-years-old maintenance worker at the Amazon fulfillment center in Edwardsville has been pronounced dead following a massive structural collapse Friday night. His mom confirmed.

Officials are waiting to release the names of the victims but Clayton Cope’s mother is on the scene and said she learned her son didn’t survive. She said he was a maintenance worker at the facility.

The collapse happened around 8:33 p.m. at the warehouse near I-270 and Illinois Route 111, according to the Edwardsville Police Department.

Several workers have escaped but officials say the search could continue well into Saturday. Severe weather has been moving through the area, including a confirmed tornado that touched down in Edwardsville around 8:30 p.m.

One woman said her nephew works at the facility and was driving up to the building when he saw the metal go flying.

An Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, has experienced a major structural collapse Friday night, according to reports.

Clayton Cope was a maintenance worker at the Amazon fulfillment center in Edwardsville. His mom confirms he died tonight. He was just 29-years-old. His parents and so many others are going through unbearable loss just before Christmas. Please pray for their healing.

— Amelia Mugavero (@AmeliaMtv) December 11, 2021

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