Two people hurt in semi-truck rear-end collision in St. Peters
Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
ST. PETERS, MO (ST. CHARLES COUNTY) – Two people were hurt Sunday afternoon in St. Charles County when three vehicles collided in a chain-reaction collision, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The crash happened in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 in St. Peters, near Missouri Highway 79, at 2:25 p.m.
A 2012 Kenworth T7 Series semi-truck, driven by 26-year-old Harjoban Singh, from Conn, Ontario, was tailgating too closely behind a 2011 GMC Sierra that was slowing down for traffic. The semi-truck collided with the back of the Sierra, driven by 20-year-old Foristell man Gabriel R. Freehill, pushing it then into the back of a 2017 Chevrolet Impala that had also slowed for traffic.
Freehill and the driver of the Impala, St. Louis man Brian D. Brady, 39, were taken to St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles with minor injuries.
Singh was not reported as injured.
Freehill and Singh were apparently wearing a seatbelt, while Brady was not.
All three vehicles were extensively damaged in the accident.
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