Fatal wreck shuts down eastbound I-64 near Mascoutah

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by Dan Greenwald / KMOV.com staff

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Posted on March 17, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 18 at 2:23 AM

I-64 ax near Mascoutah

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(KMOV) – All lanes of eastbound Interstate 64 near Mascoutah were closed after a fatal wreck early Monday evening.

According to Illinois State Police, the accident occurred near Illinois Route 4 around 6:15 p.m. Police say the wreck involved two passenger vehicles and a semi-truck.

St. Clair County Deputy Coroner, Curtis Schildknecht, said that the wreck resulted in one death. The name of the victim has not been released, pending notification of family members.

The roadway was shut down for nearly four hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

 

Authorities are still investigating what led to the fatal crash.

Details on the extent of any other injuries were not released.  

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