Driver killed, passenger injured in Fairmont City crash

Posted on: 12:03 pm, December 29, 2013, by , updated on: 12:05pm, December 29, 2013

Fairmont City Wreck
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KPLR)-A woman is dead and her passenger hospitalized after losing control of her jeep on a desolate section of Forest Avenue on the Fairmont City-Washington Park line. 

The crash happened about 10:30 Sunday morning.  The vehicle was traveling eastbound on Forest, not far from Kingshighway when something caused the driver to lost control.  The SUV crossed over the center line and ran off the road on the opposite side, crashing violently.  Fortunately there was not oncoming traffic. 
 
Police were not commenting on any potential causes of the accident. 
 
The St. Clair County coroner’s office says the dead woman is  not being identified until next of kin can be contacted.