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Wright City teen injured in I-70 rear-end crash

Wright City teen injured in I-70 rear-end crash

Posted on Saturday, August 29th, 2020

WENTZVILLE, MO (ST. CHARLES COUNTY) – An 18-year-old was injured early Friday morning when his vehicle rear-ended a commercial truck on Interstate 70, according to a crash report published by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on I-70 near Highway A just before 12:30 a.m. A 1995 Ford F800 truck, driven by Defiance man Garry S. Bax, 61, was slowing down for traffic. A 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by 18-year-old Wright City teen Zachary M. Drake, then collided with the rear of the Ford.

Drake was taken to the hospital in Lake St. Louis for the treatment of minor injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt when the accident happened.

Bax was not reported as injured.

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 car crash, 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 against distracted driving 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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