Three Car Crash in East St. Louis Kills Two and Seriously Injures Another
Posted on December 13th, 2010 by Zane Cagle
A Swansea 33-year old man was killed in a three-car crash Friday evening near East St. Louis in Illinois. According to the Illinois State Police and The Belleville News-Democrat, the 33-year old man was driving east on St. Clair Avenue at 70th Street about 11:30 p.m. when a 2000 Dodge Neon traveling at a high rate of speed crossed the center line and crashed head-on into the man’s Lincoln. The driver of the Neon was an 18-year old man of Belleville and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. A passenger in the Neon, a 21-year old Fairview Height’s man was ejected from the car and he also suffered serious injuries. Upon crashing, the Neon’s engine block become detached from the car and hit a third auto, a Dodge Ram driven by a 22-year old Belleville man. The Lincoln caught fire as a result of the crash and the 33-year old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities said that alcohol was a factor in the crash and are continuing to investigate the crash.
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