Fatal multi-vehicle crash reported on I-255 in Madison Co

MADISON COUNTY, IL – Unsteady driving conditions caused by rain led to a three-vehicle crash on I-255 east of St. Louis that left one person dead and two hospitalized, RiverBender.com reports.

According to a preliminary investigation by officials, the driver of a northbound 2010 Honda lost control of the vehicle near mile marker 26.6, crossed the center median, and hit a southbound 2018 Honda Civic head-on. The 2010 Honda continued barreling through the lanes until it was hit by an oncoming semi truck.

The driver of the 2010 Honda was pronounced dead while the other drivers—Missourians Todd Gerdes, 45, and Edon Mehmeti, 25—were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.  Officials closed all lanes of I-255 in the area for 30 minutes while they cleared the accident.

This accident is still under investigation.

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 multi-vehicle collision, 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 prevent accidents due to dangerous 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.