NEWS RELEASE – Fatal Traffic Accident Investigation
SHILOH POLICE DEPARTMENT
Case Number: #21-01318
Contact: Captain Jesse Phillips
Contact Number: 618-632-9047
On Saturday, November 6, 2021 at approximately 9:10 AM, Officers from the Shiloh Police Department responded to a motor vehicle traffic accident involving a pedestrian in the area of North Greenmount Road near Greenmount Crossing Drive.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a pedestrian exited a Metro Bus on the south bound side of North Greenmount Road. He immediately proceeded to cross the roadway travelling east bound through traffic on North Greenmount Road. The pedestrian walked underneath a semi-trailer that was stopped in the south bound center turn lane on Greenmount Road. The semi-trailer was was waiting on the traffic signal to change to allow a left turn left onto Greenmount Crossing Drive. A Ford Fusion passenger car travelling north bound on Greenmount Road struck the pedestrian as he entered his lane of traffic while proceeding out from underneath the semi-trailer. The pedestrian, Christopher Leverette, 30, of O’Fallon, Illinois was taken by ambulance to a local hospital before being transferred to a St. Louis area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
The driver of the Ford Fusion has been fully cooperative with the investigation, which is still ongoing and will include the results of toxicology. Anyone with information related to this accident is encouraged to contact the Shiloh Police Department at 618-632-9047. The Shiloh Police Department would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Leverette.