Two pedestrians struck in the metro east

Two pedestrians hit in the metro east in separate incidents.

A person was hit by a car and injured in Belleville, Illinois, Monday night, a spokesman for the Belleville Fire Department said.

Harry Hamm of the Belleville Fire Department said the person was hit on the 4200 block of N Belt West at around 8:30 p.m., closing the westbound lanes.

Hamm said he did not yet know the age, gender or condition of the person struck. The driver stayed on the scene.

Also Monday night, there was a deadly traffic accident in Granite City involving a pedestrian.

Police say Willie Shores of Arkansas City died after being hit by an SUV.

We're told he was hit after stepping into traffic outside a sports bar on Route 3.

There's no word on whether alcohol was involved.

Charges are not expected to be filed.

 


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