Police said a man who was driving a Chevrolet with two passengers ran a red light early Saturday in East St. Louis and slammed into a van, killing one of the passengers in his vehicle.
Police received a call about the accident at 1:40 a.m., Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin Dye said.
Dye said two girls were inside of a van and were stopped at the stop light in the eastbound lane of Missouri Avenue when the driver of the Chevrolet was northbound on Sixth Street. The Chevrolet’s driver did not stop at all for the red light and slammed into the van.
The Chevrolet also knocked the stop light down.
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The driver of the Chevrolet was taken to Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville with non life threatening injuries. The driver and passenger of the van went to a St. Louis hospital, they also suffered non life threatening injuries.
The identities of the person who died and the man who ran the light were not immediately released by police. The status of the second passenger in the Chevrolet was not immediately available.
“East St. Louis police requested Illinois State Police to assist with a reckless homicide investigation,” Dye said.