Texas Mother And Son Killed In St. Louis Crash
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A Texas woman and her son were killed by a wrong-way driver just west of
St. Louis early Sunday morning. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol,
crash occurred just before 4 a.m. on Sunday in the westbound lanes of Interstate
44 in Franklin County. Authorities say a wrong-way driver of a 2004 Saab
2.0 was traveling east in the westbound lanes and struck the front left
corner of a 2013 Toyota Sienna minivan. Officials say the van was carrying
seven passengers. A 31-year-old woman and her two-year-old son were killed
in the crash. The wrong-way driver was also killed. Five other passengers
in the van were injured and taken to a St. Louis hospital. The injured
victims include the 39-year-old father, his four-year-old daughter, a
23-year-old male and a 22-year-old female. Authorities say everyone in
the van was wearing a safety belt.
Friends of the family told a local news station that the family was returning
to North Texas from Thanksgiving with relatives in Michigan. Police will
continue the investigation. It is unclear if the wrong-way driver was
under the influence of drugs or alcohol. His identity has not yet been released.
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