The Belleville News-Democrat is reporting that Donn B, Evans, 69, of Trenton, died yesterday in a car crash that was the result of an SUV that failed to stop at an intersection.
The accident occurred at North Grove School Road and Dressel-Schoene in Rural St. Clair County. The time of the accident was not stated.
The county sheriff department disclosedthat Evans was proceeding west on North Grove School Road near Summerfield in his pickup truck when he arrived at the intersection at Dressel-Schoene Road. The press released issued by the sheriff department goes on to say that although Evans had the right-of-way, he was hit by an SUV that failed to stop.
Evans was received by St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon for his injuries and passed away later from his wounds. The SUV driver has been named as Andrea M. Frein, 35, of New Baden. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital with injuries, however, his condition was not known at the time the news article was written.
It is presumed that the accident investigation is continuing.
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