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15-year-old dead, 5 other teens injured in E St. Louis rollover crash

15-year-old dead, 5 other teens injured in E St. Louis rollover crash

Posted on Sunday, January 17th, 2021

EAST ST. LOUIS, IL – A 15-year-old girl was killed and four other teenagers sustained severe injuries during a rollover crash in East St. Louis early this morning.

According to KMOX, the crash occurred on I-55/I-70 just before 1 a.m., when the 18-year-old driver of an Infiniti Q40, St. Louis resident Kevin Zimmerman, lost control of his vehicle.

The vehicle collided with a guardrail, then rolled over, before landing in the left lanes of the interstate.

A 15-year-old girl from Barnhart, Missouri, was ejected during the accident, and died at the scene.

Two other 15-year-old girls, both from St. Louis, were taken to the hospital for treatment, as was Zimmerman and passengers Joseph Alwaeli, 18, and Cameron Sherzai, 19, both from St. Louis.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw, LLC to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to fight for safer roadways for our children or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis car accident attorneys.

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