Montez J Horton of St Louis, Missouri was killed on Tuesday, January 9th 2018 at 6:27 am in St Louis City County, Missouri. Horton is a 25-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Interstate 44 eastbound at Park.
In the crash, Horton was a pedestrian. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY REPORT – PEDESTRIAN 1 WAS ATTEMPTING TO CROSS THE INTERSTATE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE DRIVEN BY ADAM TAINTER] STRUCK PEDESTRIAN AND CONTINUED. ASSISTED BY MSGT T M WILLIAMS (1132), CPL L.G. AMIGHETTI (518), CPL S.V. BUCHHEIT (142). TPR T N ZIEGLER (1440), TPR J C JENKINS (904) AND ST LOUIS CITY
Horton's injuries were fatal. Horton was taken by St Louis City Medical Examiner to St Louis City Medical Examiner office.
The police said the damage to the 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Adam Tainter was moderate.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper K D Scruggs Crash Team Ii Sergeant J A Mulkey and Sergeant J D Cox of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180015278 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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