Fatal Crash In St. Clair County

An accident on Saturday, August 3, took the life of a 25 year old East St. Louis, woman.

At 4:05 A.M., a box truck was traveling northbound on Interstate 255 near exit 10, in St. Clair County. A Ford Escape was traveling southbound in the northbound lane when the truck driver, 31 year old Darrell R. Purlee, of Trenton, tried to swerve but hit the Ford head on.

The driver of the Ford, 25 year old Lashay A. McNeil of East St. Louis was transported by helicopter to an area hospital where she later passed away.

Purlee sustained minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital by ambulance.

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