3 teens die after ejected from car in S Illinois crash


VALMEYER, Ill. (AP) — Three teenagers died after being ejected from a car after it struck a box truck in southern Illinois, State Police said.
The car, driven by an 18-year-old male from nearby St. Louis, Missouri, struck the rear passenger side of the truck, which was turning, ejecting him and two girls, ages 15 and 13, both of Dupo, Illinois, police said. All three were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Their names have not been released, the Belleville News-Democrat reported.
The collision occurred about 2:25 p.m. near Valmeyer in rural Monroe County, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of St. Louis, police said.
The driver of the box truck, a 33-year-old man from St. Louis, was not injured.


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