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Man killed in crash after SUV fails to stop at intersection, police say

A 69-year-old Trenton man died when the driver of another car failed to yield at an intersection in rural St. Clair County. The driver of the other vehicle was also flown to a nearby hospital.
A 69-year-old Trenton man died when the driver of another car failed to yield at an intersection in rural St. Clair County. The driver of the other vehicle was also flown to a nearby hospital. St. Clair County Sheriff's Department

A 69-year-old Trenton man died Sunday when the driver of another car failed to yield at a stop sign in rural St. Clair County.

Donn B. Evans was driving westbound on North Grove School Road near Summerfield in his 2018 Ford pickup truck when he came to an intersection at Dressel-Schoene Road, a press release from the sheriff’s department said.

Though Evans had right-of-way, the driver of a 1997 Ford SUV did not stop before entering the intersection and struck Evans’ truck on the driver’s side.

Evans was taken to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, and died there later due to his injuries. The driver of the SUV, Andrea M. Frein, 35, of New Baden, was flown to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries, police said.

According to the release, the Metro-East Accident Reconstruction Team will work for months before a report of the crash is complete.

Hana Muslic: 618-239-2626, @h_muslic
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