Crash During High-Speed Police Chase Leaves Metro East Man Dead

Brett Blume

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. (KMOX) –  A man who led police on a high-speed chase is dead after he crashed early  this morning.

Illinois State Police say 39-year-old Kendell T. Lewis of O’Fallon Illinois sped away from a traffic stop in Brooklyn, and officers gave pursuit.

Lewis was reportedly driving at speeds of more than 100 mph when he lost control and slammed into a light pole at St. Clair Avenue and North 18th Street.

Lewis was partially ejected when his car overturned and he was pronounced dead at the scene.



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