One Killed In Car Crash Near Metropolis

METROPOLIS — One person died in a car crash on I-24 near Metropolis Wednesday afternoon. Illinois State Police say a car was going west on I-24 at milepost 32 when it ran off into the center median colliding with the bridge deck on eastbound I-24. The car then traveled down an embankment and came to rest in a ravine below the bridge. The driver and two passengers were transported by helicopter to out of state hospitals with life threatening injuries. Two other passengers were transported to area hospitals with non-threatening injuries. Another person died. No names are being released until family members are notified. ISP says no one was using seat belts.