Authorities are identifying an Alton man killed in a crash Monday afternoon as 78 year old Charles Bickett.
Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn says a jeep struck Bickett's Ford Taurus in the driver's side as Bickett attempted to turn left from a restaurant parking lot onto College Avenue in Alton.
Bickett was pronounced dead at the scene about 2 p.m. He died of blunt chest trauma. Nonn says Bickett had been wearing a seat belt.
Toxicology test results are still pending and Illinois State Police continue to investigate the crash.
Police are calling the death of a four year old metro-east boy a tragic accident.
Major Jeff Conner with the Granite City Police says Charles Collins was stuck and killed about 5:30 Saturday evening in the first block of Steele Drive. Major Conner says the boy had apparently run into the street and was stuck by a family member's car.
He was pronounced dead after being transported to Gateway Regional Medical Center.
An autopsy will be performed today, but police don't expect to file any charges in the case.
MADRID (AP) - A Spanish court official says 77 people were killed when a passenger train derailed on a curvy stretch of track in northwestern Spain in what was one of the country's worst rail accidents in decades.
Maria Pardo Rios, spokeswoman for the Galicia region's main court, said Thursday that 73 people were found dead at the scene of the accident and four died at hospitals.
At least 140 people were injured in the derailment late Wednesday.
St. Clair County officials say charges could come as soon as Thursday against a teenage driver suspected in a hit and run accident that killed a 9 year old boy last week.
Authorities located 17 year old Kevin Powell earlier Wednesday afternoon. Police started looking for Powell after they found the vehicle believed involved in the accident yesterday.
Nine year old Fabian Teson was hit while riding is bike near Cahokia last Thursday. Teson died at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital on Saturday. His funeral is set for Thursday, one week after he was struck.
Police are looking for a teenager as a person of interest after recovering the vehicle involved in hit and run accident that killed a 9 year old boy just outside of Cahokia, Illinois last week.
The vehicle involved in the fatal accident was found Tuesday morning on Laclede's Landing.
The victim, Fabian Teson was struck while riding his bicycle around midday last Thursday. He died at Cardinal Glennon Children Hospital on Saturday.
St. Clair County Sheriff Richard Watson says they're looking for 17 year old Kevin Powell as a person of interest in the case.
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. (AP) - A teenage driver and two young passengers are dead following a collision on an eastern Missouri highway.
The Missouri Highway Patrol says the accident happened shortly after noon Thursday on U.S. 61 near Ste. Genevieve, about 50 miles south of St. Louis.
The patrol says 19 year old Paige Johnson, of Ste. Genevieve, was driving north when she tried to pass another vehicle, lost control and veered into the southbound lanes. Johnson's car collided with a southbound pickup truck.
Authorities say the crash killed Johnson and her two passengers, 10 year old Clayton Grass and 12 year old Lucas Welton, both of Ste. Genevieve. All three were wearing seatbelts.
The driver of the pickup truck was flown to a hospital with what the patrol described as moderate injuries.
A Fenton man is dead after being struck by a pick-up truck along Highway 141 yesterday afternoon.
Police say 35 year old Matthew Griesheimer had been crossing the highway near the Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center around 1 p.m. when he was hit.
Griesheimer was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital, but later died.
Southbound 141 was closed for about two hours following the accident.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - The mother of a metro-east teenager killed a car crash is free on bond after being accused of giving her son beer and whiskey before the accident.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports 39 year old Ginger Zehner-Denton of Mascoutah surrendered this week on a charge filed earlier this month that accuses her of unlawful delivery of alcohol.
Her 18 year old son, Stephen Zehner, died in a Jan. 26 crash. He was a senior at Belleville West High School.
A 16 year old passenger in the car he was driving was seriously injured and hospitalized for three months.
Zehner-Denton's attorney says he's not commenting publicly about the case.
The felony is punishable by up to three years in prison.
Two people are dead after separate crashes Wednesday evening.
The first accident happened just after 7:00 p.m. along southbound Interstate 55 near Loughborough. A driver was ejected after hitting a guardrail and then another car. The victim died at the scene.
The second fatal accident happened just before 9:30 p.m. along Airport Road in Berkeley. Two cars collided, sending one into a utility pole. Two people had to be extricated from that wreck. The driver of that vehicle died at the scene. The passenger from that car and the driver from the other car were both taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
None of the victims have been identified by police.
Police say a diabetic seizure may have been behind the accident that killed a baby and seriously injured it's mother at a Metro Bus Stop in Northwoods Monday morning.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that the driver of the car, 41 year old Larry Jones, may have blacked out just before crashing his car in the 6900 block of Natural Bridge. Witnesses say his car suddenly veered across the street, hit a light post and then crashed into a MetroBus.
Thirty-nine-year old Erica Hughes and her infant daughter, Alyja Hughes had been waiting for the bus. Both were struck. Baby Alyja was thrown some 50 feet from the impact.
Bystanders, including an off duty firefighter administred CPR. The infant was rushed to St. Louis Childrens Hospital, but died anyway.
Both Jones and Hughes are hospitalized in serious condition.