Victim in Metro-East crash identified; police believe accident was alcohol-related - KMOV.com

Victim in Metro-East crash identified; police believe accident was alcohol-related

(KMOV) -- Illinois State Police are investigating a deadly crash in the Metro-East.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Smithton, Ill.

Police say a pick-up truck crossed the center line on Rt. 159 and Schmidt Lane and hit a car.

The driver of the car, 21-year-old Theodore Daniels, III of Hecker, Ill. was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

There was a passenger in the pick-up truck. The passenger and driver were taken to a local hospital.

No word yet on their conditions.

Police believe alcohol played a role in the crash. They say the driver of the truck faces charges when he is released from the hospital.

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