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Man Faces Murder Charges After Driving Through Bar Parking Lot

July 25, 2018 - 8:57 am

ST.LOUIS (KMOX) - A Bethalto man faces murder charges after authorities say he drove into a group of people in a parking lot, killing one woman and injuring another.

The Madison County State's Attorney's Office says the crash that happened at about 3 a.m. Sunday near a bar in Alton, killed 21-year-old Katie Bunt of Wood River. Police say a 25-year-old woman was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The state's attorney's office says Alton police found 21-year-old Caleb Lenhardt had ``a brutal intent to cause death and destruction.'' Police didn't give a motive but said it appeared Lenhardt was acquainted with those in the crowd.