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John P. Bannister, 37, and Daryl E. Harton, 36, killed, and Kevin Helfrich, 54, injured in wrong-way collision on Illinois 15 in Belleville, Illinois
The driver of the Sierra, a 54-year-old man, was flown to a St. Louis Hospital. Both occupants of the Forte — a 37-year-old male who was driving and his 36-year-old passenger — died in the crash.
Two men were killed when their car was hit by a pickup truck heading the wrong way on Illinois Route 15 at Frank Scott Parkway early Saturday morning, authorities said.
An Illinois man with a history of DUI arrests was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI in connection with a wrong-way crash that killed two people over the weekend.
Authorities say police report errors lead to a judge rescinding the driver's license suspension for a southern Illinois man now charged in a double-fatal accident.
His attorney, John Baricevic, filed a motion Wednesday asking that either his bail be reduced or that he be released on house arrest via a recognizance bond — essentially Helfrich’s promise to appear in court.