Route 158 Fatal “Head-On” Collision South Of Belleville

There was a fatal “head-on” crash early Friday (November 9, 2016) afternoon on Illinois Route 158 south of Belleville.

According to the Illinois State Police, the accident happened at approximately 12:14 p.m. when the driver of a northbound 2006 Ford Escape apparently lost control of the vehicle and crossed into the opposing lane of traffic.  The Escape then collided “head-on” with a 2010 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck.

The driver of the Ford Escape died at the accident scene.  The driver was the only vehicle occupant.

Two passengers in the pickup truck also died.  The driver of the pickup truck was flown to a St. Louis hospital for treatment of accident injuries.

It is currently unknown as to why the driver of the Escape lost control.

This accident remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police, and an accident reconstruction expert was working at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 9, 2016 article (with video) titled “3 dead, 1 injured in Belleville wreck” as well as the December 9 article (with video) titled “Three fatalities reported in traffic crash south of Belleville.”


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