William C Pearson of St Louis, Missouri was killed on Tuesday, January 9th 2018 at 4:01 pm in St Charles County, Missouri. Pearson is a 29-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Westbound Interstate 64 east of Missouri Route 94.
In the crash, Pearson was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY ACCIDENT – VEHICLES 1 AND 2 WERE TRAVELING WESTBOUND I-64. VEHICLE 3 [THE 2001 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE DRIVEN BY ALLEN HILL] TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON THE RAMP FROM WESTBOUND I-64 TO MO-94. VEHICLES 4, 5, AND 6, WERE ALL STOPPED FOR A STEADY RED ELECTRIC SIGNAL ON WESTBOUND MO-94 AT I-64. VEHICLE 7 [THE 2013 MAZDA CX 5 DRIVEN BY JENNIFER MOORE] WAS STOPPED ON THE RAMP FROM WESTBOUND I-64 TO MO-94. DRIVER 1 SUFFERED A MEDICAL CONDITION AND THE RIGHT SIDE OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2017 FORD F 250 DRIVEN BY JOSHUA FREISE] STRUCK THE LEFT SIDE OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2017 FORD TAURUS DRIVEN BY PATRICK MORGAN]. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2017 FORD F 250 DRIVEN BY JOSHUA FREISE] CONTINUED ONTO THE EXIT RAMP FROM WESTBOUND I-64 TO MO-94, STRIKING THE LEFT SIDE OF VEHICLE 3 [THE 2001 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE DRIVEN BY ALLEN HILL], AN ELECTRIC SIGNAL POLE IN THE INTERSECTION, AND THE LEFT SIDES OF VEHICLES 4, 5, AND 6. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2017 FORD F 250 DRIVEN BY JOSHUA FREISE] THEN OVERTURNED, TRAVELED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT, AND STRUCK A METAL POLE. VEHICLE 7 [THE 2013 MAZDA CX 5 DRIVEN BY JENNIFER MOORE] WAS STRUCK BY DEBRIS FROM VEHICLE 1 [THE 2017 FORD F 250 DRIVEN BY JOSHUA FREISE]. DRIVER 6 FATALITY PRONOUNCED AT PROGRESS WEST HOSPITAL BY DR. ANNGELA ADAMSON AT 1646 HOURS. ASSISTED BY TPR. E. J. GRASLIE (811), TPR. J. T. LUKOWSKI (360), CPL. B. A. TEAGUE (1385), MSGT. M. E. BRONIEC (598), SGT. J. D. COX (654), AND CPL. A. M. COVAL (175)
Pearson's injuries were fatal. Pearson was taken by St Charles County Ambulance to Progress West Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2017 Ford F 250 driven by Joshua Freise was total. It was removed by Crash City Towing. The damage to the 2017 Ford Taurus driven by Patrick Morgan was none. It was also removed by Crash City Towing. The damage to the 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Allen Hill was minor. The damage to the 2006 Ford F 250 driven by Jayson Fricke was total. It was also removed by Crash City Towing. The damage to the 1997 GMC 1500 driven by Anthony Catalano was total. It was also removed by Crash City Towing. The damage to the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze driven by William Pearson was total. It was also removed by Crash City Towing. The damage to the 2013 Mazda Cx 5 driven by Jennifer Moore was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J S Baird of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180016450 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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