Ill. man charged for fatal I-64 accident

ST. CLAIR, Ill. (KSDK) – A 51-year-old man faces charges for a car accident that killed his wife earlier this year, according to Illinois State Police.

St. Clair County State's Attorney charged Todd Barnett with reckless homicide and aggravated driving while under the influence of alcohol – causing death.

According to police, Barnett crashed on eastbound Interstate 64 at mile post 3.9 in East St. Louis Jan. 24.

Julie Barnett, 54, died from injuries sustained during the crash.

Barnett voluntarily turned himself into O'Fallon police Thursday evening and posted a $40,000 bond.


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