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 …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
A Rolla man went down an embankment off Interstate 44 late Tuesday night and then to the hospital.
A well-intended 29-year-old driver from Rolla swerved to avoid an animal that he said was on Interstate 44 Tuesday night, which caused the vehicle to veer off the right side of the roadway. Paul Runnion was driving a 2001 Honda Civic. The accident occurred at 10:50 p.m. on the westbound lanes near milemarker 246.4, according to a Missouri State Highway report. Runnion's car overturned, and was totaled. He was wearing a safety belt, according to authorities, and was taken to Mercy in Washington, MO, by a Union Emergency Medical Services crew. His injuries were deemed "minor."
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 …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
UPDATED: Interstate 44 westbound still isn't completely re-opened since today's early morning accident near Eureka, however one lane is semi-open, according to authorities. One driver since was arrested on the charge of Driving While Intoxicated.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Al Nothum tells Eureka-Wildwood Patch that two crashes actually occurred this morning on westbound Interstate 44 just west of Eureka. The driver of the disabled car referenced in earlier reports ran into the I-44 guard rail on the righthand side while heading westbound on I-44, Nothum said, which caused his vehicle to spin out and eventually stop on the interstate. The driver left the car. Nothum said several drivers coming behind the car nearly hit it, but managed to swerve and miss it, after which they pulled off to the side of the roadway. The driver of a "box truck" referenced earlier today was one of the individuals who swerved and missed the vehicle. That driver pulled over and was going back to the…