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Three people killed, one injured in Jefferson County accident

Three people killed, one injured in Jefferson County accident

Posted on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO – Three people, including an infant, were killed and one person injured in a crash on eastbound Missouri 30 on Tuesday night.

David G. Thurby, 26, was traveling east on Missouri 30 in a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. He failed to keep a proper lookout and rear-ended a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by 25-year-old Lacey K. Newton. Both vehicles traveled off the right side of the road and hit several trees west of Upper Byrnes Mill Road around 10:05 p.m.

Newton and two passengers in the Pontiac were pronounced dead at the crash scene at 10:25 p.m. MSHP identified the deceased passengers as an infant and 30-year-old Cordell S. Williams.

Thurby was transported to Mercy Hospital South for minor injuries.

Newton and the infant were wearing seat belts. Thurby and Williams were not wearing seat belts.

Both vehicles were totaled.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw, LLC 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 highway accident, 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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