Belleville IL Wrong-Way Crash: 1 Killed, 1 Seriously Hurt in Head-On Collision

Belleville IL Wrong-Way Crash: 1 Killed, 1 Seriously Hurt in Head-On Collision


01/13/2011 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // Sandra Quinlan // Justice News Flash

Belleville, IL—A head-on collision involving a 1994 Jeep Cherokee SUV and 2003 Cadillac Deville resulted in one fatality and left another victim seriously injured Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2011. The fatal motor vehicle accident occurred in the 8400 block of Illinois 161, east of Carson Drive, as reported by

According to Belleville Police Capt. Don Sax, 35-year-old Jamaal T. Ward was behind the wheel of a Jeep Cherokee SUV and was traveling east in the westbound lanes of Illinois 161 when his vehicle slammed head-on into a Cadillac Deville, driven by 44-year-old Michael Stevenson.

Ward was killed on impact of the wrong-way crash. Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel transported Stevenson to Belleville-based Memorial Hospital before he was transferred to a St. Louis hospital via medical helicopter. Sax described Stevenson’s injuries as serious and life threatening.

Authorities shut down the westbound lanes of traffic after the 8:15 p.m. head-on collision.

Investigations into the deadly Illinois motor vehicle collision (MVC) are expected to continue. It was not clear if alcohol and/or drugs contributed to the Belleville wreck.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Illinois Auto Accident Lawyers.

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