Metro-East News

Caseyville man, 40, killed when SUV and trash truck collide

The victim of a fatal crash in O’Fallon was identified Saturday as a Caseyville man.

Timothy Shepherd, 40, died of blunt trauma at 4:02 p.m. Friday, said St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye. Shepherd was driving an SUC that struck a trash truck at Old Collinsville Road and Milburn School Road in O’Fallon about 3 p.m. Friday, according to O’Fallon police.

A 12-year-old girl was a passenger in Shepherd’s SUV, Dye said. She was taken to a children’s hospital in St. Louis where she was treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Dye said.

The crash was reported at 3:13 p.m. The driver of the trash truck also had minor injuries.

A crash-reconstruction expert with Illinois State Police was investigating the cause of the accident.

The intersection was closed for hours after the accident but was open for traffic Saturday.

Beth Hundsdorfer: 618-239-2570, @bhundsdorfer