ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. – One man died and two other people were injured in a head-on car crash in St. Clair County, Illinois Sunday night.
Ryan Heinlein, 35, was killed in the crash. He was driving a Ford Edge. His 10-year-old daughter was in the car with him. She was taken to the hospital with injuries. The 56-year-old male driver of a Chevrolet Express was taken to the hospital with injuries.
The Illinois State Police said the crash occurred at 5:36 p.m. when Heinlein was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-64/55 CD near Barack Obama Avenue in East St. Louis. The driver of the Chevrolet Express was traveling eastbound on I-64/55 CD. ISP said Heinlein hit the Chevrolet Express head-on.
Heinlein was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of one of the cars was extracted and taken to the hospital with injuries. The driver of the other car was pronounced dead at the scene.
Henlein leaves behind a partner and two children. A friend of Heinlein’s created a GoFundMe page to assist his family with funeral costs and medical costs among other things.