FLORISSANT, MO – Three people in their 20’s were injured in a crash likely involving a vehicle’s blind spot on I-70 in Florissant yesterday, according to a crash report published by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The accident happened on I-70, near Lindbergh Boulevard, at about 8:15 p.m. when the driver of a 2001 Ford Expedition, 29-year-old Tyree J. Butler, of St. Louis, attempted to change lanes.
The Expedition then tried to move into the lane with a 2002 Ford Taurus, driven by St. Louis woman Unique M. Bake, 23.
The sides of the two vehicles collided, and the force of the crash pushed the Taurus off the highway and into the median.
Butler and a passenger, 25-year-old St. Louis man Kelly R. Lawrence, were taken to the hospital for the treatment of minor injuries.
An additional passenger, Atlanta woman Camila Sanders, 28, was taken to the hospital in De Paul with moderate wounds.
The other driver was not reported as injured.
Sanders and Bake were reportedly wearing seatbelts during the collision, while Lawrence and Butler were not.
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