A 26-year-old man from Madison is in custody and facing charges in a deadly hit-and-run incident Monday night. Investigators say 16-year-old Daniel Embrey and two companions were walking on Edwardsville Road near 14th Street in Granite City shortly before 10pm Monday when two of them were struck by a vehicle that then fled the scene.
Embrey died of blunt trauma to the chest, while one of his companions suffered a non-life threatening leg injury. The third teen was not harmed, according to a report from the Madison County Coroners office. The suspect’s vehicle was found Tuesday morning in the 2,000 block of State Street in Madison, and the 26-year-old was taken into custody. Charges are expected to be filed today.