Mark A Silvia of Dittmer, Missouri was killed on Tuesday, January 9th 2018 at 6:48 pm in Jefferson County, Missouri. Silvia is a 24-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Missouri Route 30 east of Gravois Road.
In the crash, Silvia was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY ACCIDENT – DRIVER 1 LOST CONTROL OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 CHEVROLET CAMARO DRIVEN BY LUCAS CRAVENS] AND VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 CHEVROLET CAMARO DRIVEN BY LUCAS CRAVENS] CROSSED OVER THE GRASS MEDIAN AND ENTERED INTO THE WESTBOUND LANES. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2014 GMC SIERRA DRIVEN BY NATHAN HALFHILL] STRUCK THE DRIVER’S SIDE OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 CHEVROLET CAMARO DRIVEN BY LUCAS CRAVENS], EJECTING DRIVER 1 AND PASSENGER 1. DRIVER 1 PRONOUNCED ON SCENE BY BIG RIVER AMBULANCE PERSONNEL AT 1858 HOURS. PASSENGER 1 PRONOUNCED ON SCENE BY BIG RIVER AMBULANCE PERSONNEL AT 1902 HOURS. ASSISTED BY MSGT. J. R. CAMPBELL (325), TPR. M. T. ANGRISANI (1350), TPR. T. L. PETERS (1337), TPR. S. T. ROETTGER (1429), MSGT. K. W. MALUGEN (707), AND JEFFERSON COUNTY DEPUTIES
Silvia's injuries were fatal. Silvia was taken by Schaefer Mortuary Service to St. Louis County Morgue.
The police said the damage to the 2002 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Lucas Cravens was total. It was removed by Northwest Towing. The damage to the 2014 GMC Sierra driven by Nathan Halfhill was total. It was also removed by Northwest Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal J A Ashby of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180016779 to this crash. The highway patrol charges $5.75 for each certified report (certification required for court). But you can call 877-925-1969 to request a free copy of the report. The highway patrol is currently backlogged and they state on their website that you will have to wait 10 days and may have to wait an "extended period of time" beyond that for the report. Further, unless you qualify under the Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, the report you get will have important and necessary information such as photographs, social security numbers, driver license numbers, names, addresses and telephone numbers redacted or blacked out.
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