A 36-year-old East St. Louis man lost his life when the car he was driving slammed into a tree in the 1900 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive shortly after midnight Sunday.
The victim was identified by police as Kiyo Cad of East St. Louis.
"At 12:42 a.m. Sunday police responded to a one-car accident," Police Chief Michael Floore said.
"The vehicle was engulfed in flames. The victim was pulled from the vehicle and rushed to the hospital.'