Quincy, IL (August 16, 2020) – One person was killed and several others injured following a fatal car accident in the Quincy area on Friday night, August 14. Initial reports revealed that the crash occurred near the corner of N. 4th Street and Broadway Street at around 5 p.m.
According to local sources, 36-year-old Natasha McBride was traveling westbound on Broadway Street when she collided with a northbound vehicle on N. 4th Street. Witnesses from the scene reported that McBride was traveling at a high rate of speed and ran a red light leading up to the collision. Multiple injuries were reported at the scene and at least one fatality.
At this time, the cause of the crash is still unknown. McBride was arrested for multiple charges, including aggravated driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident with fatalities, driving while license revoked, and reckless homicide. The site of the crash was closed while emergency responders were present.
No further updates on the collision are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being conducted by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery
Drunk Driving Accidents in Illinois
Drunk driving is a serious safety issue on the roads of Illinois. An average of 30 people are killed daily in DUI collisions across the country, an average of one death every 50 minutes. Each year, more than 10,000 people lose their lives in drunk driving crashes nationwide. In 2016, a total of 10,497 people were killed by drunk drivers in the United States, accounting for roughly 28% of reported traffic fatalities that year. There are more than 111 million self-reported cases of drunk driving among American adults reported annually.
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