hargis death st louis post dispatch 10 nov 1982 https://www.newspapers.com/image/140092154/?terms=h
Bad Exhaust Pipe Blamed In Death A faulty car-exhaust car-exhaust car-exhaust system is being blamed for the carbon-monoxide carbon-monoxide carbon-monoxide poisoning in Illinois that killed Andrea Hargis of Creve Coeur last weekend, authorities said Tuesday. Police found the bodies of Miss Hargis, 18, of 10918 Olive Boulevard, and two men about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in a car on the shoulder of the southbound lanes of Interstate 57 about two miles north of Marion, 111. Charles Spruell, zone commander of the Illinois Division of Criminal Investigat ion in Marion, said the tailpipe and trunk deck on the 1974 Buick Century were heavily rusted. Williamson County Coroner James Wilson said Miss Hargis had been living in Cape Girardeau, Mo., while training for future employment. Spruell said she had met the two young men at a party in Carbondale. Police speculate that the three had driven together to Chicago and were returning to either Carbondale or Cape Girardeau when the accident happened. Police said they had found a flat tire on the car. The two other victims were identified as Michael Stazak, 22, of Burnham, III., the owner of the car; and JohnBolek, 23, of Chicago.