Man Killed in Fatal Crash on I-64 Near Clayton in St. Louis
St. Louis (February 19, 2019) – Sunday night a man was killed in a one-car accident in St. Louis on I-64 near the Clayton exit. Authorities say that the man lost control of his pickup truck when he and the passenger were ejected from the vehicle. The Clayton exit on I-64 was closed temporarily for cleanup but reopened shortly after.
The crash involved one car, the driver, and a female passenger. The driver, Adam Willard of Cedar Hill, MO, died at the scene of the accident, while the 40-year-old, unidentifiable, female passenger sustained serious injuries. Willard was driving Westbound on I-64 when the vehicle struck a guardrail near Clayton Road.
The pickup truck rolled over after it hit the guardrail and both people in the vehicle were ejected. Willard was killed instantly and died at the scene.
St. Louis Police have not released the identity of the female, but can confirm that she is in critical, but stable condition at a hospital. The investigation is ongoing, but police say that speeding may have been involved in the crash.
The unfortunate truth is that car crashes happen every day. In 2014, 766 people were killed in car accidents in Missouri, and in 2017, the fatality rate increased to 923 people. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident, don’t hesitate to contact the Dixon Injury Firm today to discuss your case with our personal injury attorneys in St. Louis.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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