2 killed during early morning crash on Eads Bridge identified - KMOV.com

2 killed during early morning crash on Eads Bridge identified

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Firefighters on the Eads Bridge following a double fatal crash Tuesday morning (Credit: KMOV) Firefighters on the Eads Bridge following a double fatal crash Tuesday morning (Credit: KMOV)

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Two people were killed during an early morning crash on the Eads Bridge.

The accident happened at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday on the Illinois side of the Eads Bridge. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the victims have been identified as 42-year-old Desmond Phipps of Centerville, Illinois, and 25-year-old Nicholas Flore of Ballwin, Missouri. St. Clair County, Illinois, Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. says both were drivers in the crash.

Both directions of the bridge were closed until around 5:30 a.m.

No other details regarding the crash have been released.

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