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Investigated By Incident# GPS Latitude GPS Longitude Date Time County Location Troop
MSGT. C.L. PATTON (1108) 210239588 0 0 05/18/2021 11:00AM FRANKLIN INTERSTATE 44 EASTBOUND AT MILE POST 247 C
Vehicle Information
Veh. # Vehicle Description Damage Disposition Driver Name Driver Gender Driver Age Safety Device Driver City/State Driver Insurance Vehicle Direction
1 2003 PETERBUILT DUMP TRUCK TOTAL TOWED TO/BY I44 TOWING REED, RONALD G MALE 48 YES ST CLAIR MISSOURI UNKNOWN EASTBOUND
2 2016 MAC MODERATE TOWED TO/BY PATRIOTS TOWING SCHWENGELS, MURRAY L MALE 50 YES WASHINGTON MISSOURI UNKNOWN EASTBOUND
3 2005 FORD E450 MOTORHOME MINOR TOWED TO/BY I44 TOWING BROWNE, SIDNEY J MALE 71 YES COTTLEVILLE MI TRUMBULL EASTBOUND
Injury Information
Veh. # Name Gender Age Injury Type Safety Device City/State Involvement Disposition
2 SCHWENGELS, MURRAY L MALE 50 MINOR YES WASHINGTON MISSOURI DRIVER TRANSPORTED BY UNION AMBULANCE DISTRICT TO MERCY HOSPITAL WASHINGTON
3 BROWNE, THOMAS J MALE 59 MINOR NO CLIFTON VA OCCUPANT TRANSPORTED BY MERAMEC AMBULANCE TO MERCY HOSPITAL WASHINGTON
3 BROWNE, SIDNEY J MALE 71 MINOR YES COTTLEVILLE MI DRIVER TRANSPORTED BY MERAMEC AMBULANCE DISTRICT TO MERCY HOSPITAL WASHINGTON
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ALL THREE VEHICLES WERE TRAVELING EAST ON INTERSTATE 44 IN THE RIGHT LANE. THERE WAS A TRAFFIC CRASH AHEAD THAT HAD THE LEFT LANE BLOCKED. VEHICLE #3 WAS IN FRONT OF VEHICLE #2, AND VEHICLE #1 WAS BEHIND VEHICLE #2. DRIVER #3 BEGAN TO SLOW DOWN FOR THE CONGESTION AHEAD AND VEHICLE #2 WAS FOLLOWING VEHICLE #3 TOO CLOSELY. DRIVER #2 APPLIED HIS BRAKES AND BEGAN TO SLIDE ON THE WET PAVEMENT. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE #2 STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE #3. DRIVER #1 WAS TRAVELING TOO FAST AND FOLLOWING VEHICLE #2 TOO CLOSELY, AND STRUCK THE TOWED UNIT OF VEHICLE #2 WITH THE FRONT OF VEHICLE #1. VEHICLE #1 THEN TRAVELED ACROSS THE LEFT LANE, WHERE THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE STRUCK THE CONCRETE MEDIAN WALL, CAUSING VEHICLE #1 TO OVERTURN ONTO ITS RIGHT SIDE. VEHICLE #1 CAME TO REST PARTIALLY ON THE LEFT SHOULDER AND LEFT LANE OF EASTBOUND INTERSTATE 44 FACING NORTH. VEHICLE #2 TRAVELED PARTIALLY OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, WHERE THE RIGHT REAR SIDE OF THE TOWED UNIT STRUCK A GUARDRAIL.

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