Ashley Dancy

The St. Clair County state’s attorney charged Brandon L. Wilson, of Freeburg, with four counts of aggravated driving under the influence and one count each of reckless homicide and driving on a revoked license in connection with a fatal crash. The crash happened about 9:45 a.m. at Illinois Route 15 and South 74th Street in Belleville. Ashley Dancy, 35, died as a result of the crash, while a passenger in her vehicle, two people in a different vehicle and the suspect were injured. According to police, at the time of the crash, Dancy and a passenger were in a 2015 Nissan sedan and were stopped at a red light in the eastbound lane of Illinois Route 15 at the intersection with South 74th Street. Wilson, in a 2006 Honda Ridgeline pickup, also was traveling eastbound on Route 15 but neglected to stop for the red light and struck Dancy’s car, police said, sending it into the intersection, and setting off a chain reaction of crashes.

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Feb. 27, 2022


Vehicular homicide


35 years old




Illinois Route 15 and South 74th Street,
St. Clair County