The crash took place on Sunday morning at around 5:00 a.m. on I-77 near Lasalle Street. According to police reports, the crash occurred after a car struck another vehicle from behind. The first car was either stopped on the highway or traveling at low speeds when the second car hit it from behind.
Police have identified two people who were killed in the accident. 33-year-old Phillip Hayes Jr. and 32-year-old Jessica Picatte were both pronounced dead as a result of injuries from the crash.
The driver of one of the vehicles is now being charged in connection to the deaths. 24-year-old Roy Mewborn is charged with felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired.