One person dies, four injured in Swansea crash, police say

One person died and four others had been injured in a three-vehicle crash on Illinois 159 Thursday night, Swansea police mentioned.

Two individuals had been airlifted to St. Louis and two others had been taken to metro-east hospitals, Swansea Police Chief Matthew Blomberg mentioned.

The names of the victims weren’t launched.

The “serious traffic crash” occurred in the 2400 block of Illinois 159 and the roadway was closed attributable to a crash reconstruction investigation, the police division mentioned in Facebook submit.

“Avoid the area. Updates will be provided as appropriate,” the submit mentioned.

Along with Swansea police officers, the Swansea Fire Department additionally responded.

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