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Person dead in crash between 3 vehicles in St. Clair County

KSDK-TV St. Louis 9/15/2022 Hayley Vawter
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One person died in a three-vehicle crash involving two Ford Escapes and a Hyundai Elantra Thursday morning. 


At about 5:50 a.m. Thursday, the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to a crash scene on Floraville Road at Loeher Road in rural St. Clair County south of Paderborn, Illinois. 

At the scene, officers found two Ford Escapes and a Hyundai Elantra off the roadway, according to St. Clair County Sheriff's Department. 

According to the sheriff's department, the first Ford Escape and the Hyundai Elantra were in a crash that left at least one of the vehicles in the road. The second Ford Escape then drove through, striking the crash scene.

All three vehicles then went off the road. When officers and EMS arrived on scene, it was determined the driver of the first Ford Escape had died.

It is unclear if the driver of the first Ford Escape died in the crash with the Elantra, or after the second Escape crashed into them, St. Clair County Sheriff's Department said.

The driver of the Elantra was taken to a Belleville hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the second Ford Escape was treated at the crash scene. 

No information about the drivers of the three vehicles is being released at this time while the investigation is conducted, St. Clair County Sheriff's Department said. 

Floraville Road will stay closed as St. Clair County Sheriff's Department and the Illinois State Police Accident Reconstruction team investigate the fatal crash. 

This is a developing story. 5 On Your Side will update information as it is confirmed. 

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