Two Granite City teens have died following a traffic crash in Madison on Wednesday. Authorities say the two people killed were inside an alleged stolen minivan that was speeding along Highway 203 near Big Bend Road just before Noon and struck a pickup head-on.
Madison Police say officers began pursuing the van after noticing it was driving erratically. The van sped away at what police believe were speeds near 100 miles per hour on to southbound 203 where it later crossed the centerline and hit the northbound truck head on. A third person in the van and the driver of the pickup were taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries. Dead are 16-year-olds Kyrus D. Sykes and Marcus D. Gordon, bith of Granite City.