Driver flees scene after causing multiple-vehicle crash on I-270
Posted on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
ST. LOUIS, MO – A driver unexpectedly braked causing a chain-reaction, rear-end crash involving three other vehicles on I-270, then fled the crash scene on Friday afternoon.
According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the four-vehicle crash occurred when an unknown vehicle unexpectedly braked on southbound I-270 just north of I-55 around 4:54 p.m. The driver of the unknown vehicle fled the crash scene.
The sudden stopped caused a 2014 Kia Soul, driven by 23-year-old Abigail M. Moss, to rear-end the unknown vehicle. A 2013 Nissan Altima, driven by 39-year-old Rebecca M. Jackson, rear-ended the Kia. Finally, a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, driven by 36-year-old Ashley J. Lewis, rear-ended the Nissan.
Jackson was transported to Mercy Hospital South for moderate injuries. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The other two drivers, Moss and Lewis, were wearing seat belts.
The Kia sustained moderate damages and the Chrysler minor damages. Jackson’s Nissan was totaled.
It is unclear why the driver who fled the crash scene suddenly stopped on the interstate.
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