Man killed in a car crash on Poplar Street Bridge
Last updated Monday, May 15th, 2023
A man tragically died in a car crash on Poplar Street Bridge around 2:45 AM Saturday, May 12. The accident happened on the Illinois side of the bridge, northbound on I-55.
The St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. announced that Brayden McKenzie Collins of Chesterfield, MO, died at the scene. The official press release from Illinois State Police also states that a second person, whose identity has not yet been made public, received minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital.
Further information about the fatality is not yet available, but authorities are investigating the crash, and additional details should be available in the coming days.
We extend our deepest condolences to Brayden’s family and friends.
An unfortunate car crash on Poplar Street Bridge
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