EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office has charged a 26-year-old man in the hit-and-run death of a Granite City teenager.
Son Thanh Nguyen was charged with failure to report an accident involving personal injury or death for not reporting a crash on Illinois 203 in Granite City that killed Daniel D. Embrey, 16, of the 1700 block of Delmar Avenue in Granite City.
In a press release, Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn said Embrey was walking south with two friends on the west side of Edwardsville Road at 14th Street when a red car traveling south on Edwardsville Road struck Embrey and one of his companions. The second victim was flown to a St. Louis area hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. The third companion was unharmed.
An autopsy Tuesday morning revealed a preliminary cause of death as blunt trauma to the chest. A final autopsy report will be filed when toxicology and microscopy are completed.