A three car accident turned an Illinois highway into a scene from Mad Max. In St. Clair County Illinois, fire and debris spread across a roadway as crews try desperately to clean up the site of a horrific accident. At around 8:45 am on Wednesday, a 58-year-old man ran across the median and crashed into oncoming traffic. The Illinois car accident happened at IL 150 and Mulligan Road; this is where the driver of a 1997 Ford Taurus lost control and crossed over the center lane onto a busy highway. At this time, police are not certain why the driver lost control of the car but no one was arrested at the scene.
The Taurus was traveling northbound on the highway, while a 2011 Chevrolet and a 2008 Kia were traveling southbound. The Taurus crossed the center line, side swiping the Chevy and hitting the Kia head on. The driver of the Taurus and the driver of the Kia were pronounced dead on the scene at around 9:25am. There was a 29-year old male passenger in the Taurus that was taken to a Belleville-area hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. However, there was an 87-year old female passenger who needed to be airlifted to St. Louis hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The 70-year old driver of the Chevy, a Belleville man, was not injured on the scene. While the exact cause of the car crash is unknown, the investigation is ongoing.
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