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Driver fails to yield, rear-ends car on northbound Highway 141

Driver fails to yield, rear-ends car on northbound Highway 141

Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2020

FENTON, MO – A 23-year-old female driver failed to slow down for a stopped car ahead on northbound Highway 141 and rear-ended a 2016 Ford Escape in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Police report Rhonda Payne, 37, was seriously injured after a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier rear-ended her Focus on Highway 141 just south of Romaine Creek Road around 7:24 a.m. Payne was transported to SSM Health St Clare Hospital for her injuries.

The driver of the Cavalier was identified as Brittne Melton. Investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw, LLC 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 a change to a dangerous highway 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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