Truck crashes into Granite City home and kills 73-year-old woman


GRANITE CITY, Ill. – A truck crashed into a house in Granite City, Illinois at about 10:30 p.m. Monday and killed a 73-year-old woman. The victim has been identified as Virginia Ann Ohren.

The truck crashed into Ohren’s home near the intersection of Joy and Rodger Avenues.

Neighbors said they heard a vehicle speeding down the street, and the next thing they knew a truck had crashed into the home.

The driver of the vehicle is now in police custody and awaiting charges through the Madison County State’s Attorney’s office.

Neighbors describe Ohren as a kind woman who cared about her neighborhood. They said she would help clean up the neighborhood after storms. Those neighbors are all shaken by what has happened calling the situation “sad” and “tragic.”

Police say that the investigation into this incident is ongoing.

The identity of the suspect in custody has not yet been released. 

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