19-year-old driver causes chain-reaction, rear-end collision on I-70

O’FALLON, MO – A 19-year-old Wright City driver caused a chain-reaction, rear-end collision on westbound I-70 on Wednesday afternoon.

Berry L. Carroll, 58, was traveling west on I-70 in a 2008 Dodge Sprinter when he came to a stop for traffic congestion, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. Joey D. Carroll, 43, was traveling behind the Dodge in a 2013 Ford F-150 and also came to a stop. Mercedes D. Wray was traveling west on I-70 in 2004 Toyota Camry and failed to stop. She rear-ended the Ford east of Bryan Road around 4:38 p.m. The impact pushed the front of the Ford into the rear of the Dodge.

Wray was transported to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital Lake St. Louis. All three drivers were wearing seat belts.

The Toyota sustained extensive damages and both the Ford and Dodge sustained minor damages.

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