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Baby killed in crash on I-270 in Metro East identified

The baby was pronounced dead at the hospital

MADISON COUNTY, Ill. — A baby boy who was was killed in a car crash in the Metro East Friday morning has been identified.

Two-month-old Grayson Mueller died when the car he was riding in was rear-ended, according to a press release from the Madison County coroner. He was restrained in a rear-facing infant car seat. His father was driving.

The crash happened around 10 a.m. in westbound lanes of I-270 in Pontoon Beach.

Two vehicles were entering a construction area on the interstate when one of the vehicles stopped and waited to merge to the left, according to Illinois State Police. 

That is when the second vehicle rear-ended the car Mueller was riding in. He was taken to a hospital where he died.

Neither of the drivers were injured. 

The crash shut down westbound lanes of I-270 for a few hours Friday. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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