An Alton woman is dead following a violent accident in the early morning hours of Sunday. The victim, identified as Kimala L. Harrison of the 3,100 block of Lawn Street in Alton, was reportedly a passenger in a vehicle that ran through a police roadblock that was set up at Elm and Alby Streets late Saturday and early Sunday. The driver of the vehicle reportedly fled from the scene on foot, but later turned himself in to police.
The van allegedly sped away from the intersection, and crashed a short time later. The driver lost control of the vehicle, his a stump in the front yard, went airborne, and landed on its side after crashing into two parked cars in a driveway. First responders arrived on the scene and found Harrison lying on the ground near the van, according to Alton Police Captain Scott Waldrup.
She was transported to St. Anthony's Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The crash occurred just after 12:30am Sunday in the 2400 block of Alby Street.