East Alton, IL (KSDK) - An 80-year-old Bethalto man died Friday and his wife had to be airlifted to the hospital following an accident on Route 143, the East Alton Police Department said.
According to Major Brian Archer, a police spokesman, the accident occurred Friday morning on Rte. 143 at Wood River Creek Bridge.
The driver, Leonard McCormick, died at the scene. His wife, Shirley McCormick, was airlifted to Barnes-Jewish Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Three vehicles were involved in the accident. The passengers in those other vehicles were taken to area hospitals for medical are said to be being better than serious condition.
The investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing.