Two People Dead After Traffic Crash Sunday Night

BETHALTO – Area first responders responded to a double fatal traffic crash at around 10pm Sunday night on South Moreland Road, in between Buchta Road and Birch Drive.

According to information from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, a tan Chevrolet Impala was traveling southbound on South Moreland Road, in between Buchta Road and Birch Drive, when it crossed over into the northbound lanes, into the path of red Hyundai Tucson, which was traveling northbound.

Following the crash, the Impala became engulfed in flames. A passerby called 911 and remained on scene to assist. Once officers arrived on scene, he was able to break the window and extricate the driver, 20-year-old Reid S. Brice of Alton. Brice was later pronounced dead, as was a passenger in the other vehicle, 77-year-old Kenneth L. Quinlan of Bethalto. The driver of that vehicle sustained serious injuries and was later flown to a St. Louis area hospital for treatment.

Meadowbrook Fire Department, Bethalto Fire Department and Wood River Fire Department all responded to the scene to help. Several police departments also responded to help with traffic. Alton Memorial Ambulance Service also responded.

Chris Rhodes
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