One Person Killed in 5-Car Crash on I-70 Near Salisbury Exit
One person was killed early Sunday morning in St. Louis, MO, after a multi-vehicle crash on Westbound I-70 near the Salisbury exit.
The fatal accident involved five vehicles and occurred around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning. 21-year-old Justin Walker was taken to the hospital with critical injuries from the crash, which he later succumbed to. According to authorities, several other people sustained injuries in the accident.
I-70 was shut down near the Salisbury exit in St. Louis while the accident was under investigation, but additional details from the crash have yet to be released.
Determining fault in a multi-car accident can be difficult, especially if there are multiple types of negligence involved in the crash. In certain crashes fault is easier to determine, such as rear-end accidents, tire blowout accidents, and side-swipe crashes. A thorough investigation of the accident can quickly determine fault in a multiple vehicle crash and determine who is liable for damages.
Between 2014 and 2015 there was an 11.2% increase in the number of multiple vehicle accidents, approximately 1,548 people. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, younger drivers between the ages of 16-19 are three times more likely than older drivers to get into a car accident due to an increase in factors such as distracted driving, speeding, and driving under the influence.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a multi-vehicle accident, it’s essential to gather evidence and consult a multiple car accident lawyer about the crash. The Dixon Injury Firm has helped countless multi-vehicle accident victims with their cases and has the experience needed to produce the best results for your case. To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case with our multiple car accident lawyers, contact the Dixon Injury Firm today.
Our greatest sympathies go out to the families of victims involved in this terrible accident. If a family member or loved one of the victims would like the name of a person removed, please do not hesitate to contact our attorneys.