1 dead, 1 injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy YY in Franklin Co.

FRANKLIN CO., MO – One man was killed and another was injured following a head-on collision on Highway YY yesterday morning.

According to the official Missouri State Highway Patrol incident report, the crash happened in the highway’s 7900 block at about 9:40 a.m. on June 9. A 2013 Volkswagen Passat was traveling east in the westbound lanes where it collided with a westbound Jeep Wrangler. The force of the collision sent the Passat off the right side of the roadway and the Wrangler off the left side.

Emergency responders pronounced the driver of the Passat dead at the scene at 11 a.m. He has been identified as 29-year-old Union resident Lance Lamkin.

The driver of the Jeep was taken by medical helicopter to Mercy Hospital St. Louis with serious injuries.

We will provide further updates if possible.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to fight for safer driving conditions or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis car accident attorneys.

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