Cause of death released in fatal car crash

By WEEK Producer

December 27, 2013 Updated Dec 29, 2013 at 12:02 AM CDT

PEORIA COUNTY -- Cause of death released in fatal accident.

On Thursday, 54 year old Marilyn Stanford of Creve Coeur was killed when the pick-up truck she was riding in got rear-ended by a semi on I-474 near Bartonville.

Today an autopsy showed that Stanford died of injuries to her neck and spine.

55 year old Willie Wilson was the driver of the truck Stanford was in.

He is also of Creve Coeur, and was discharged from O-S-F Saint Francis Medical Center on Friday.

The semi was driven by James Farley of Springfield.

He was not injured, but has been cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.