Police in East Alton continue to investigate a crash from late Sunday night in the village that sent sisters to a St. Louis hospital with critical injuries. The single vehicle accident occurred around 10:20pm Sunday at East St. Louis Avenue and Kingshighway, and injured 49 year old Peggy McCollum and 48 year old Paula Andres, both of East Alton. Both had to be freed from the wreckage by fire fighters.
East Alton Police Major Brian Archer says they were traveling westbound when they lost control of their car.
He says while there may have been some moisture on the road at the time, he did not believe it to be excessively slick. The investigation continues, and routine toxicological testing will be performed. No word yet if any tickets will be issued.