Motorcyclist killed in hit-and run crash on eastbound I-70

O’FALLON, MO – A 65-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash involving a hit-and-run driver on eastbound I-70 on Thursday morning.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, John R. Hawley, of Wentzville, was traveling east in a 2007 Harley Davidson Fat Boy when an unknown vehicle hit the rear of his bike. The impact caused the motorcycle rotated, changed lanes, and overturned. A 2004 Dodge RAM 1500, driven by 60-year-old Gary W. Eskew, hit the motorcycle while it was on the ground. The accident happened west of Highway K around 11:40 a.m.

Police report the causing driver fled the scene, but the identified the vehicle as a red pickup.

Hawley was pronounced dead at the crash scene at 11:47 a.m. He was wearing a seat belt.

Eskew, of Bellflower, was not injured and was wearing a seat belt.

The motorcycle sustained moderate damages and the Dodge sustained minor damages.

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 hit-and-run 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 unnecessary deaths 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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