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Written by: OnderLaw, LLC
Last Updated : December 22, 2021

Wrong-way driver fatally collides with vehicle on I-65 at Barack Obama Ave

Posted on Monday, December 6th, 2021

EAST ST. LOUIS – A wrong-way driver fatally struck a vehicle on I-65 and Barack Obama Ave on Sunday, according to KMOV.

Police say Ryan B Heinlein, 35, was driving a Ford Edge west in the eastbound lanes of I-65 when he collided with a Chevrolet Express operated by Michael D. Mierzwinski, 56, around 5:36 p.m.

First responders pronounced Heinlein dead at the scene. They also transported Heinlein’s female passenger and Mierzwinski to a hospital with unspecified injuries.

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 wreck, 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 make East St. Louis safer for all 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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