An Edwardsville woman was killed in a multi-vehicle accident in the city on Monday morning. 50 year old Marilyn Clasen of the 1500 block of Grand has been identified as a victim by the Madison County Coroner’s Office. The crash took place just before 7:00am Monday in the first block of South Plum Street.
Authorities say it appears a southbound SUV driven by 23 year old Michael Heinemeier of Edwardsville crossed into the path of Clasen’s minivan. Clasen was pronounced dead at the scene, although she was wearing a seatbelt and the vehicle airbags did deploy. A third vehicle involved in the accident struck the wreckage but the male juvenile driver was not injured. Heinemeier was injured and is hospitalized. He was wanted on an outstanding Madison County warrant for battery and could also face charges in connection with the crash which remains under investigation.