Ice and snow Sunday night into Monday morning caused two overnight crashes involving a total of six vehicles, with several people receiving minor injuries, according to the Missouri Highway …
Ice and snow Sunday night into Monday morning caused two overnight crashes involving a total of six vehicles, with several people receiving minor injuries, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Both crashes happened shortly after midnight in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the area of the Pendleton/Truxton interchange, according to highway patrol crash reports.
The first crash happened around 12:05 a.m. A tractor-trailer driven by Vikramjit Singh, 30, of New York, was driving too fast for the winter conditions, the highway patrol reported. While attempting to change lanes, the tractor-trailer collided with the rear of three other vehicles that were ahead of it.
Two people were reported to have minor injuries. Both people were in a 2005 Chevy Uplander that was struck, according to the highway patrol. Jaime Saens, 35, and Brandi S. Moesner, 30, both from Illinois, were taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment.
No other injuries were reported in the crash, and all vehicle occupants identified in the report were wearing seat belts.
The second crash happened only a short time later, around 12:30 a.m. A 2008 Toyota Yaris, driven by Kobe D. Dean, 20, of Cincinnati, Ohio, lost control on ice and struck another vehicle, the highway patrol reported. Dean and passenger Dante Davis, 22, of Cincinnati, both received minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.
The driver of the vehicle that was struck, Van E. Jenkins, 47, of Atlanta, Georgia, was not reported to have any injuries.
All occupants involved in the second crash were wearing their seat belts.
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