DES PERES, MO – Four people sustained various injuries in a crash at eastbound Manchester Road and the northbound I-270 ramp on Wednesday evening.
Javier L. Gonzalez, 20, was traveling eastbound on Manchester Road in a 2007 Cadillac Escalade when he traveled off the right side of the road at the northbound I-270 ramp. His Cadillac struck the left side of a 2006 Dodge Caravan, driven by 29-year-old Samantha N. Madden, that was waiting at the red light on the I-270 ramp. The impact caused the Dodge to hit the left side of a 2017 Hyundai Elantra, driven by 25-year-old Mallory B. Luidwig, that was also stopped at the red light.
Police report the multiple-vehicle crash occurred around 5:45 p.m.
Luidwig, Madden, and a 2-year-old child passenger in the Dodge were transported to Mercy Hospital St. Louis. The child and Luidwig sustained minor injuries, but Madden sustained moderate injuries. All three were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
Gonzalez went to SSM Health St. Claire Hospital for minor injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
It is unclear why Gonzalez traveled off the road. Local authorities continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
The Cadillac and Dodge were totaled and the Hyundai sustained extensive damages.
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