A 22-year-old St. Charles man has been arrested after a passenger in his minivan was killed following a DUI crash in Maryland Heights on Tuesday. He was driving the minivan on the highway when he hit the back of another car and overturned several times. He was thrown from the minivan and suffered minor injuries along with two other passengers in the car. The third passenger, a 23-year-old Caseyville man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver was arrested by Missouri Highway Patrol an hour after the accident on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter, second-degree felony assault and misdemeanor driving. The man will await trial for these charges and if convicted, he could face a lengthy prison sentence, costly fines and other penalties. Unfortunately, accidents of this nature occur all too often. Driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a bad decision that impairs a driver’s motor skills, reasoning time and judgment making abilities. The injuries that result from drunk driving accidents are often catastrophic in nature and can even lead to a wrongful death.
If you or your loved ones have suffered injury because of a drunk driving accident, you can receive the caring legal support and help you deserve when you call a St. Louis personal injury attorney at Fox Goldblatt & Singer. Our team has a high level of commitment, honest and integrity, and we will fight hard for the compensation you deserve. With almost 60 years of experience helping injury victims throughout St. Louis, we are confident that we have the legal skill to help you seek justice for your accident and injuries. Don’t wait to contact a St. Louis car accident attorney to learn more.