The Millstadt Fire Department joined the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department and other emergency agencies Saturday night in responding to a fatal car crash in the 3900 block of Old Oak Lane between Millstadt and Belleville.
The incident occurred shortly after 10:15 p.m.
Deputies arrived and observed a 2008 Toyota Camry near a dumpster, which was in the driveway of a house under construction at the intersection of Frank-Scott Parkway and Route 158, police said.
The driver of the Camry, Harold Sanders, 56, of Belleville, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to a news release issued by the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, it appeared that the car was traveling south on Frank Scott Parkway at a high rate of speed. The vehicle then went straight across Route 158, where it struck a stop sign at Old Oak Lane and continued up a driveway, hitting a utility pole and then a large dumpster.
The dumpster was pushed back into another car, which was pushed back into a house, police said.
Police said it is possible the driver suffered a major medical event that caused him to lose control of the vehicle.
The crash remains under investigation.