ALTON | The victim of a fatal crash in Alton on Wednesday was identified Thursday as a Bridgeton, Mo., woman.
Brenda L. Novak, 58, of Bridgeton died after a three-car crash on Martin Luther King Drive Wednesday afternoon.
According to a report from Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn, Novak was driving a 2005 Hyundai Sonata traveling northbound on the Alton street, south of 20th Street, when her vehicle crossed the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle. A third vehicle then struck the other two vehicles. Novak was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to Nonn.
An autopsy is being scheduled to aid in the death investigation. Routine toxicology testing for the presence of alcohol and drugs will be performed at a later time.
Funeral arrangements remain pending at this time, but are under the direction of St. Louis Cremation.