QUINCY (WGEM) -- Four people died and one other was injured in a multi-vehicle crash just before 5 p.m. Friday at 4th and Broadway streets in Quincy, police said.
"We know there was a car traveling at a high rate of speed down Broadway, ran the red light, hit another car, as a result, that car hit another car," said Quincy Police Department Lt. Jeff Nevin.
Police said Natasha McBride, 36, of the 2400 block of Maine Street in Quincy, failed to stop at the stoplight at 4th and Broadway and struck a vehicle driven by 61-year-old Stephen Hendricks of Rushville, Illinois.
Hendricks was transported to Blessing Hospital with moderate injuries.
Police said 54-year-old Jennifer Hendricks and 4-year-old Archer Corrick of Kirksville, Missouri were pronounced dead at the scene.
Six-year-old Dakota Corrick was pronounced dead at Blessing Hospital and 21-month-old Ransom Corrick was pronounced dead at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.
McBride fled the scene on foot and ran on to the Bayview Bridge. Police said she was arrested for Aggravated DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Fatalities, Driving While License Revoked and Reckless Homicide.
She was transported to Blessing Hospital to recover from her injuries. Police said when she is discharged, she will be booked into the Adams County Jail.
Ben Benge said he saw McBride run on to the bridge.
Benge said he hopes this sparks a crackdown on speeding in the area, something he said he sees often.
"There's no need for someone to be going that fast and causing all these big accidents where someone's family is actually gone," Benge said.
At least three cars were damaged in the crash. A fire hydrant was also damaged.
An officer performed a crash reconstruction investigation at the scene, as the streets remained closed for several hours before reopening overnight.
Quincy Police Department, Adams County Ambulance, Adams County Sheriff Office, Adams County Coroner and Quincy Fire Department were present on scene.