2 dead, another seriously injured in St. Clair County accident - KMOV.com

2 dead, another seriously injured in St. Clair County accident

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 BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Two people were killed in a multi-vehicle accident in rural St. Clair County Wednesday morning.

A news release from the ISP states that a 58-year-old female was driving a Ford Taurus northbound on Illinois Route 159 when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck another car head-on. That woman, along with the 88-year-old driver of the second vehicle, a 2008 Kia, were killed as a result of the collision. A passenger in the Kia was flown to a St. Louis hospital is critical condition.

The 70-year-old driver of a Chevrolet was not seriously injured when the car struck the side of her car.

Both lanes of Route 159 were closed for several hours, but have since reopened.

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