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Two people seriously injured in head-on crash on US-61

Two people seriously injured in head-on crash on US-61

Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

TROY, MO – Two people sustained serious injuries when two vehicles collided head-on on northbound US-61 on Monday night.

Police report 91-year-old Harold A. Harke was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes on US-61 in a 2017 Dodge Journey and hit a 2005 Mercury Mountaineer, driven by 28-year-old Rebecca C. Riegerix, head-on around 6:58 p.m.

Harke, of Old Monroe, and Riegerix, of O’Fallon, were both transported to Mercy Hospital St. Louis. Police report both drivers were 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 head-on 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 fight for against reckless wrong-way drivers 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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