A Granite City family is mourning the loss of a son today. Four-year-old Charles Collins apparently ran into the street just before 5:30pm Saturday and was struck by a family member's vehicle. The boy was taken to the Gateway Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.
The accident happened in the first block of Steele Drive. An autopsy is planned for today, but a member of the Granite City Police Department says this appears to be nothing more than a tragic accident.