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   A Winfield man is dead after a crossover accident on Highway 79 Wednesday afternoon.  

   The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that 30 year old Samantha Russo lost control of her northbound car,  sideswiped another northbound car and then cross into oncoming traffic.  Russo's car struck a pickup truck head-on.  

   The pickup driver, 48 year old Dennis Stevens was killed.  Russo was taken to Mercy Hospital in serious condition.  The other northbound driver wasn't hurt.  

   The accident shut down Highway 79 for most of the afternoon.

Published in Local News
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:47

Alton man killed in two-car crash Monday

   Authorities are identifying an Alton man killed in a crash Monday afternoon as 78 year old Charles Bickett.  

   Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn says a jeep struck Bickett's Ford Taurus in the driver's side as Bickett attempted to turn left from a restaurant parking lot onto College Avenue in Alton.  

   Bickett was pronounced dead at the scene about 2 p.m. He died of blunt chest trauma.  Nonn says Bickett had been wearing a seat belt.  

   Toxicology test results are still pending and Illinois State Police continue to investigate the crash.  

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NEW YORK (AP) - Police are searching for the driver of a BMW and a passenger who fled the scene of a Brooklyn accident that killed a pregnant woman and her husband on their way to a hospital. Their baby boy survived.

ABC News reports:


Police say the driver of the BMW slammed into the car carrying Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, at an intersection in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn early Sunday.

Their fellow Orthodox Jews gathered on the street Sunday afternoon for their funerals. Afterward, the cars carrying the bodies left and headed to another service in Monsey, N.Y., where Nachman Glauber grew up.
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A truck driver is dead after his tractor-trailer overturned near Lambert Airport last night. It happened on Air Cargo Road just east of the airport around 9:30. The Missouri Highway Patrol says the 68-year-old driver lost control and the 18-wheeler rolled onto its side. The road was shut down for several hours while crews cleared the road of debris. No other vehicles were involved.
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