Trash truck hits SUV, power pole in fatal Metro East crash - KMOV.com

Trash truck hits SUV, power pole in fatal Metro East crash

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Three people were hospitalized in after an accident involving a trash truck and SUV in Fairview Heights Friday. Credit: KMOV Three people were hospitalized in after an accident involving a trash truck and SUV in Fairview Heights Friday. Credit: KMOV
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Police said an accident involving a trash truck and SUV has closed an intersection in Fairview Heights.

Authorities say a loaded trash truck hit an SUV before it hit a power pole near the intersection of Old Collinsville Road and Milburn School Road around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

The power pole was briefly hot, police said, but an Ameren worker who happened to be nearby de-activated the line within a few minutes.

Two victims inside the SUV were taken to a hospital, one is in critical condition, police said. 

A 40-year-old man was driving the SUV and later died at the hospital. A 12-year-old girl was also inside the SUV and was taken to the hospital with multiple fractures. .

The trash truck driver was shaken up but not seriously injured.

Authorities say they expect the intersection to be closed for several hours. Accident reconstruction crews are on the scene.

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