Collinsville 8-year-old killed on I-55 in southwest Illinois | Belleville News-Democrat

An 8-year old from Collinsville was killed and three other children were injured in a multiple car crash on Interstate 55 Tuesday night. 

According to Illinois State Police, Laura D. Schmittling, 27, of Collinsville, was traveling south at milepost 37, just north of the New Douglas Road exit.

Two other children in a second vehicle also were injured and taken to an area hospital. 

A 4-year old and a 6-month old in Wieser’s silver Ford Focus were injured.

A fourth vehicle, a white International semi driven by Benjamin N. Brunoehler, 27, of Sandwich Illinois, also struck Schmittling’s car. 

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