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.

Source: KMOV4

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.

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