COLLINSVILLE — A St. Louis woman was charged in an Interstate 55 crash that injured four people.
According to a press release from Illinois State Police District 11, Christal Aye, 42, of St. Louis, was driving west on Interstate 55 at milepost 2.6 at 2:48 p.m. Tuesday when a tire on her 1999 Ford Explorer blew out and she lost control of the vehicle. A hubcap came off and hit the passenger side of a 2005 Mercury Sable driven by Melissa Burgess, 33, of St. Jacob.
Aye, a woman passenger and a child passenger were transported to a St. Louis area hospital and an infant was taken to Cardinal Glennon Hospital. Police said the adult and child were using seat belts and that the infant was in a car seat, but the car seat was not secured by a seat belt to the vehicle.
Burgess was not injured.Aye was charged with no valid registration and driving while license suspended.