Fenton man killed, Fenton woman seriously injured in I-44 crash

FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO – A 43-year-old Fenton man was killed and a 43-year-old Fenton woman was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on westbound I-44 on Monday morning.

Police report Ethan A. Beakley was traveling west on I-44 in a 2000 Ford F-250 when he traveled into the center median and over-corrected. The vehicle returned to the road and overturned while traveling off the right side of the road. Police report the fatal accident happened at mile marker 229.8 around 6:25 a.m.

Beakley was pronounced dead at the crash scene at 7:16 a.m.

A passenger, November L. Peters, was transported to Mercy Hospital St. Louis for serious injuries.

Neither Beakley or Peters were wearing seat belts.

The Ford was totaled.

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