Pedestrian Killed In Granite City


A man was struck and killed by a car late Monday evening in Granite City.

44 year old Willie G. Shores, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was an itinerant construction worker who was working in the Edwardsville area. Monday night, Shores was ejected from the Champion Sports Bar and Grill at Illinois Route 3 and West Chain of Rocks Road. He was witnessed leaving the property and then turned back to face the bar while stepping into the path of oncoming traffic. Shores was struck by a 2014 Ford Escape travelling southbound on Illinois Route 3.

The incident was reported to authorities at 10:43 p.m. Monday and remains under the investigation of the Madison County Coroner’s Office and the Granite City Police Department.

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