37-year-old O’Fallon driver injured in westbound I-70 accident

O’FALLON, MO – A 37-year-old O’Fallon driver was injured in a westbound I-70 accident on Wednesday night.

Christopher E. Rector was traveling west on I-70 west of TR Hughes Boulevard in a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. He traveled off the right side of the interstate before traveling back onto the road and rear-ended a 2019 Hyundai Tucson. The impact caused the Hyundai, driven by 37-year-old Daniel P. Suszko, to travel off the right side of the road and hit a guardrail.

Rector was transported to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – Lake St. Louis for minor injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Suszko, of Wentzville, was wearing a seat belt.

Both vehicles sustained extensive damages.

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