A single-vehicle accident claimed the life of a man during the early hours of Sunday. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 26-year-old DeRaymond R. Childress was operating a 2004 Chevrolet Impala on Interstate 270 eastbound when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed. The accident happened in North St. Louis County near Highway 367 at approximately 1:48 a.m. Childress’ vehicle veered off the right side of the roadway, striking an embankment, overturning several times and burst into flames. Childress was ejected from the vehicle prior to the vehicle catching fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Auto accidents occur thousands of times each year, and a large portion of those accidents are preventable. Causes of auto accidents can include dangerous roadways, vehicle design defects, and negligent driving. An individual that sustains an injury in an accident can face a lifetime of medical treatment, pain, and mental anguish. If another person or entity caused the auto accident in which the injury occurred, you might be entitled to compensation for your damages.
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