A late night car crash appears to have claimed the life of at least one person.
Crews were called to mile marker 11 on interstate 474 in the Creve Coeur area, just before midnight.
A car apparently went off the road, down an embankment and hit a tree, catching fire.
Several local authorities were on scene, and the Tazewell County Coroner was called to the site of the wreckage.
As of early this morning, there is no official word on fatalities.
But the incident is being being investigated as a fatal crash.