Sunday crash on Route 158


Illinois State Police was assisted by Millstadt and Columbia EMS personnel and the Milstadt Fire Department in responding shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday to a two-vehicle crash with injuries on Route 158 at Douglas Road near Millstadt.

ISP said preliminary information indicates that a grey 2008 Mercury Mariner driven by 51-year-old Sheri E. Sarkis of St. Louis was traveling northbound on Douglas Road and failed to yield at the intersection, resulting in a collision with a white 2013 Ford Focus driven by LaMonta R. Swarn, 26, of Cahokia, which was traveling east on Route 158.

Both drivers and one juvenile passenger, a 7-year-old girl, were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

The roadway was blocked from about 4:20 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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