Friday, March 1, 2013
A House Springs woman received moderate injuries in an early Thursday morning accident on Interstate 44 near Eureka.
A 28-year-old House Springs woman was taken to Mercy Hospital for moderate injuries after the sports utility vehicle she was in overturned at 4:10 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 44 near Eureka. Rene Harrison was a passenger in a 2002 Chevrolet Tracker, which was driven by Union resident Anthony Sansone. Sansone is 25 years old. He was driving westbound on I-44, east of mile marker 259.4, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report, when he said he swerved to the left to avoid a deer in the roadway. Sansone's SUV then struck the concrete median wall, and overturned on the right side. Both SUV occupants were wearing seat belts, officials stated. Both were taken to the hospital for treatment by the Eureka Fire Protection …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
An early Monday morning, one-vehicle accident sends three family members to the hospital.
Three family members were taken to Mercy Hospital after a one-vehicle accident on eastbound Interstate 44 at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Monica Skelton, 40, from Rogers, AR, was driving her 2004 Chevrolet Silverado truck eastbound on Interstate 44 at mile marker 232 when she lost control. Passengers were 6-year-old Olivia Skelton and 11-year-old Pierson Skelton. The driver exited the roadway and struck the median, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol, before she overcorrected and re-entered the interstate. The truck then overturned. The driver was wearing a safety belt, according to authorities. Her truck was totaled and towed from the accident scene.
Monday, February 4, 2013
An early Sunday morning one-vehicle accident near Antire Road in Eureka injured two.
Two men from Illinois were taken to the St. Clare Hospital by a Valley Park Fire Protection District emergency crew after a truck that one was driving left Interstate 44 near Eureka at 7:25 a.m. Sunday and overturned. Robby Porter, a 44-year-old driver from Flora, IL, was driving a 2008 Ford F150 westbound on Interstate 44 when the truck left the roadway, hit a sign and overturned east of Antire Road. Porter was wearing a safety belt, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, but both he and a passenger were taken to hospital for minor injuries. The truck was totaled. The passenger involved in this accident was Chad Sheraden, a 31-year-old resident of Kinmundy, IL.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The accident ocurred Friday morning on eastbound 44 near Six Flags.
A 32-year-old St. Louis man is in the hospital with moderate injuries after his car overturned while traveling eastbound on Interstate 44 at approximately 1:40 a.m. Friday. Adolphus Houston was driving his 2003 Hyundai Accent on eastbound I-44 and 233 MM in Franklin County when he exited the roadway to the left. Houston overreacted and re-entered the roadway, overturning multiple times, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Houston's vehicle came to a stop against the right guardrail, partially blocking the right lane. St. Clair EMS responders transported Houston to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper said Matthew Snyders was drunk Sept. 27 when he had an accident on I-44 and left his car; a truck driver swerved to avoid the car, overturning his truck.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A man was charged with involuntary manslaughter after a drunk-driving accident on Interstate 44 near Eureka caused a truck driver to swerve and overturn. Read original breaking news article: Name of I-44 Fatality Revealed, Other Driver Charged with DWI The truck driver, Joshua Sanders, 34, of Rolla, was killed while trying to avoid striking the car stopped on the roadway in dense fog, according to a Missouri Highway Patrol report. Matthew Snyders, 44, of the 1400 block of South Elm Street in Webster Groves, was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter - driving while intoxicated. A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper said Snyders hit a guardrail on westbound I-44 about a mile west of Six Flags about 4:55 a.m. Sept. 27. Snyders failed to …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
This fatal accident occurred on Interstate 44 at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, just east of Union, MO.
One person died, and three others were injured, after a tractor trailer and two vehicles collided on eastbound Interstate 44 (I-44) Saturday morning. The accident happened at 4:50 a.m. just east of the Union, MO, exit on I-44 at mile marker 248.6 in Franklin County. This area is about 20 miles west of Eureka. Diaael Saker, 25, of Kenner, LA, lost control of his 2012 Kenworth tractor trailer and ran off the north/left side of the road, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Saker over-corrected and the trailer rolled over, troopers indicated. Two motorists following the tractor trailer attempted to stop, but slid into the trailer, according to authorities. Saker was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Felix Smith, 52…
Monday, November 26, 2012
Several people ended up in area hospitals.
Landon Kemp, a 28-year-old driver from Union was driving a 2002 Lincoln LS when his vehicle struck the rear of a 2002 Buick Rendevous being driven by 59-year-old Patricia Beggs on Interstate 44 at mile marker 247. Beggs and her passenger, Luther Woodham, 53, are from Waynesville, MO. The accident occurred at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Missouri State Highway Patrol reports indicate all three people were wearing safety belts, but all were taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington by a Meramec Ambulance crew for injuries that ranged from minor to serious. Both vehicles were towed from the accident scene. Another accident occurred on westbound I-44 at 3:24 a.m. Sunday at mile marker 278. A 1995 Buick Lesabre driven by 42-year-old Christopher Lindley …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
PHOTOS CAPTURE IT LIVE: A single-car accident Wednesday afternoon on eastbound Interstate 44 at Lewis Road led to the driver being searched and ultimately arrested.
Shortly after St. Louis County Police received a call about a careless and imprudent driver on Interstate 44, a man heading eastbound ran his car off the right side of the highway just past the Lewis Road exit. The male, driving what appeared to be a Ford LTD, was taken into custody by St. Louis County Police officers after he ran his car into an embankment off of I-44. The accident occurred just after 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Eureka Fire Protection District firefighters and a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer also responded to the accident. St. Louis County Police officer Eric Algren told Patch the car was registered to a St. Louis County resident. The driver was the only occupant in the car, and he didn't hit any other vehicles …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A male driver from Kansas City lost control on Interstate 44 late Monday afternoon.
A 48-year-old Kansas City, MO, driver was eastbound on Interstate 44 at 4:25 p.m. Monday when he lost control of his 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt near milemarker 251.6, ran off the right-hand side of the roadway and overturned. Patrick Linch was wearing his safety belt, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report. He was the only driver or car involved in this accident, and he was to Mercy Hospital in Washington, MO, via a Meramec Ambulance crew for moderate injuries. His Chevrolet was totaled and towed from the accident scene.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Post-storm conditions likely played a role in a Wednesday evening accident on westbound Interstate 44.
A 24-year-old driver from Texas was traveling westbound on Interstate 44 Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. when the 2006 Toyota Tundra she was driving traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck a guard rail and overturned. Stephanie Stephens' accident occurred on I-44, just west of Highway 50, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports. Authorities indicated she was traveling too fast for the conditions. Also in the vehicle from Fort Hood, TX, were Jade Stephens, 25 years old, and Joslyn Stephens, less than 1 year old. All three family members were taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington, MO, by a Union ambulance crew. All three were wearing their seat belts. The vehicle was totaled and towed from the accident scene. No other cars or …