Metro-East News

Three escape flaming wrecked car in East St. Louis

A car crash early Thursday in East St. Louis left three people to be hospitalized.

Few details of the crash were immediately available from the Illinois State Police. But the accident happened when a vehicle crashed into a support for a railroad underpass near the westbound entrance to the Eads Bridge. After the crash, the car quickly ignited, causing an intense fire.

Check back at for more information on the crash, which is under investigation by the State Police, as it becomes available.