Authorities are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian along Route 3 in Granite City. The incident took place on Route 3 and Chain of Rocks Road just after 10:30pm Monday and the male victim is identified as 44 year old Willie Shores of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
The Madison County Coroner's Office reports Shores was a construction worker, currently working in the Edwardsville area, and was kicked out of Champion Sports Bar and Grill shortly before the incident. The bar is located near the intersection and witnesses said they saw Shores leave the parking lot, then turn around a face the bar while standing on Route 3 when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Shores was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the vehicle is reportedly cooperating. Granite City Police and the coroner's office continue to investigate the incident.