3 members of Illinois family killed in car crash

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BETHALTO, Ill. (AP) — Authorities were investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed three members of a southwestern Illinois family.

The crash happened Friday before 8 p.m. near Fosterburg, about 34 miles (54.72 kilometers) from St. Louis. Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn identified the deceased as John A. Cafazza, 55; Melissa R. Cafazza, 52; and 12-year-old Dominic J. Cafazza. They were from Bethalto.

Authorities said John Cafazza was driving a vehicle and stopped at an intersection and attempted to make a left turn. According to witnesses, an 18-year-old in another vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at the stop sign, colliding with the family’s car.

All three family members were pronounced dead at the scene.

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The other driver was hospitalized for injuries that were not considered life threatening.

Nonn said authorities are awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

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