Illinois Man Killed When Truck Driver Runs Red Light
An Illinois man was killed in a three-car accident that occurred Tuesday afternoon in St. Charles County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that the incident happened when a northbound 2020 Hino Conventional truck, driven by 25-year-old Shawn D. Millfelt of St. Charles, was on US 67 around 1:15 p.m., when he failed to stop at a red light at Richard Drive
An eastbound 2015 Ford F-150, driven by 82-year-old George D. Redenius of Staunton, Ill., was traveling through the intersection at the time and the Hino struck the right front of the Ford (next to West Alton City Hall).
The Ford was pushed into a 2007 Pontiac G6, driven by 26-year-old Jordan T. Bryant of Alton, Ill. The Pontiac ran off the left side of the roadway.
The Hino and the Ford ran off the right side of the roadway.
Millfelt was reportedly driving a flatbed trailer truck transporting two postal delivery trucks.
Redenius was transported to St. Louis University Hospital by ARCH Air Medical Services, and later pronounced dead at 2:22 p.m., by Dr. Chauman.
Millfelt, as well as Bryant and his passenger, 25-year-old Phoenix L. Heern, both of Alton, suffered minor injuries. All three were transported by Christian Hospital EMS to SSM Health Depaul Hospital.
All three vehicles were totaled.
There were a total of five Troopers on scene.
Motorists had to take Red School Road through West Alton to Riverlands Way to get to Alton or I-270 to get to Illinois.