Wrong Way driver kills 2 on IL Route 15

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BELLEVILLE, IL – The Belleville Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Illinois Route 15 at Frank Scott Parkway early Saturday morning. Two men were killed when a wrong way driver traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Illinois Route 15 collided with a Kia around 12:45a.m.

The driver of the car, John P. Bannister, 37, was ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Daryl E. Harton, 36, also died at the scene. Both men were wearing seatbelts.

The 54-year-old driver of the other vehicle, a pickup truck, was transported to a local hospital.