Creve Coeur woman killed in semi vs. truck crash

By WEEK Producer

December 26, 2013 Updated Dec 27, 2013 at 8:07 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Peoria County Coroner has released the name of the person killed in a car wreck Thursday afternoon.

Marilyn S. Stanford, 54, last of Creve Coeur, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday in the emergency room at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

Stanford was the passenger in a 1986 Toyota pickup truck that was rear-ended by a semi on westbound Interstate 474 near the Adams Street exit around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

The impact sent the pickup off the road and causing it to overturn as it traveled down an embankment.

The driver of the pickup, a 55-year-old man, was taken to the hospital and is listed in fair condition. The driver of the semi was not injured.

The semi driver has been cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.

An autopsy for Stanford is scheduled for Friday.