The Madison County Coroner has identified the woman killed in a head-on crash on Highway 67/MLK Drive Wednesday afternoon in Alton. 58-year-old Brenda Lee Novak of Bridgeton Missouri was killed when her 2005 Honda Sonata apparently crossed the center lane and struck a southbound vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident took place just before 3pm about a half mile south of the intersection with 20th Street. Alton Police and Fire and LifeStar Ambulance responded to the scene and the highway was closed for several hours.
At least two other people reportedly suffered injuries in the crash Novak was not wearing a seatbelt. The case remains under investigation.