Authorities have identified the two people killed in a head-on crash in Madison on Wednesday. 16-year-old Kyrus Sykes of Granite City and 16-year-old Marcus Gordon of Granite City were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Route 203. Police believe the minivan they were in was stolen.
According to information from the Madison County Coroner’s Office, a third passenger in the van, also a juvenile, was critically injured and airlifted from the scene. Madison Police say an officer noticed the van running stop signs late Wednesday morning and attempted a traffic stop. The van sped away at estimated speeds of around 100 miles per hour onto Route 203. Less than a minute after police began following the van, it crashed head-on with a pickup truck, injuring the driver. The incident remains under investigation.