Traffic is reportedly moving again along eastbound Interstate 64 near Mascoutah. Illinois State Police shut down the highway about 6:30 p.m. after a three-vehicle crash near Illinois Route 4.
St. Clair County Deputy Coroner Curtis Schildknecht tells the Belleville News-Democrat that one person was killed in the rollover accident. The name of the victim hasn't been released pending notification of family members.
Eastbound 64 drivers spent as much as three hours stuck on the highway before cars were turned around and guided off the interstate at Illinois Route 158.
Accident reconstruction crews completed their on-site investigation and one lane of the interstate was reopened to traffic by 11 p.m.
It's not clear what caused the accident.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities continue to investigate two separate incidents in north St. Louis in which pedestrians were struck and killed by vehicles.
The first happened just before 10 p.m. Tuesday when a person was struck on eastbound Interstate 70 near Salisbury Street. Lanes in both directions were closed for several hours after the accident. Police say the driver who struck the pedestrian was found. It wasn't clear if the driver would face charges.
In the second case, a man was struck by two cars as he was crossing Natural Bridge Avenue near Kingshighway just before midnight Tuesday. The drivers stopped and cooperated with authorities.
Names of the victims have not been released.
Police say the victim, a man in his 50's, was taken to Barnes Jewish Hospital with two broken legs and a head injury.
An accident reconstruction team is investigating.
Police say the driver did stop. It's not known if that driver will face any charges as the investigation is ongoing.