NEWS RELEASE – Fatal Traffic Accident Investigation
SHILOH POLICE DEPARTMENT
Case Number: #20-1071
Contact: Captain Jesse Phillips
Contact Number: 618-632-9047
On Thursday, October 15, 2020 at approximately 8:54 AM, Officers from the Shiloh Police Department responded to a three-vehicle traffic accident with injuries on Frank Scott Parkway at Cromwell Lane.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford Mustang travelling east bound on Frank Scott Parkway crossed the center line of traffic and struck a Ford Transit 350 Cutaway travelling west bound on Frank Scott Parkway head on. A Nissan Murano travelling westbound behind the initial collision struck the rear of the Ford Transit 350 Cutaway due to the abrupt stop caused by the accident.
The driver of the Ford Mustang was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and was later pronounced deceased. The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time out of respect for the family. The driver of the Ford Transit 350 Cutaway was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of non-threatening injuries.
An investigation is ongoing by the Shiloh Police Department with assistance from the Metro East Crash Assistance Team. We would like to express our condolences to the family of the deceased. We would like to thank the O’Fallon Fire Department, the O’Fallon-Shiloh Emergency Medical Services, the Metro East Crash Assistance Team, and the witnesses that are assisting with this investigation. Anyone with information related to this accident is encouraged to contact the Shiloh Police Department at 618-632-9047.