Alton man dies after car crashes into traffic light

Alton man dies after car crashes into traffic light

Alton man dies after car crashes into traffic light

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by Dan Greenwald / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 10 at 5:53 AM

Homer Adams Parkway and Seminary Road in Alton

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(KMOV.com) – Authorities said an Alton man died after crashing into a traffic light Saturday morning.

Police said the accident occurred close to 2:20 a.m. at the intersection of Homer Adams Parkway and Seminary Road in Alton. Authorities said 28-year-old Kenneth Johnson Jr. was driving a Chevy Trail Blazer at a high rate of speed on the Homer Adams Parkway when he lost control causing his car to hit a traffic light and then flip over.

According to police, Johnson was not wearing a seat belt; he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said two other people were in the car at the time, both of them were wearing seat belts. Authorities said both passengers suffered minor injuries.

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