Juvenile Killed In Single Car Traffic Crash Involving Stolen Vehicle

ALTON – An early morning crash involving a stolen car has killed a 15-year-old driver.

Police and Fire officials arrived on scene and located a Kia in the wood line in the 3200 block of Belle Street at 3:43 a.m. Saturday. The juvenile was the only occupant of the vehicle. He was transported via ambulance to a local hospital. He was later pronounced deceased by the Madison County Coroner’s Office as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

 The Kia was reportedly stolen from OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton. According to Ford, an investigation revealed the Kia was traveling north on Belle Street when it left the roadway, entered the wood line and struck a tree.

Ford said the teen’s family was notified and was with him at the hospital. “No matter the circumstances, losing a child is tragic,” said Ford. “Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the juvenile.”

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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