Christmas-period Road Deaths, USA, 2020 — Missouri

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Christmas Eve

Around 9:30 p.m., a teenager died after a single-car crash on HWY 181, three miles north of Dora, Douglas County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, the driver of a 2010 Kia Forte lost control of the car, skidded off the road and hit a tree. The 14-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Teen dies after car runs off the road and hits a tree (fox2now.com)

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Christmas Day

Around 10:40 p.m., according to the police, a driver was speeding southbound on Kingshighway, St. Louis. when he swerved into the intersection of Kingshighway and Lindel and hit the rock barrier of the median. Police said the car then flipped onto its roof and caught fire. The person inside was pronounced dead at the scene. Person killed Christmas night in fiery crash in Central West End | ksdk.com

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Just after 11 p.m., a Mazda 5 car being driven by 30-year-old Alexander Thirstrup veered into a Dodge Journey sport utility vehicle on Interstate 70 in Lee’s Summit, a Kansas City suburb. Missouri State Highway Patrol said the car then struck a Chevy Tahoe driven by 27-year-old Dominic Robinson before slamming into the median. The Dodge Journey also struck a pickup truck, and a Kia Sedona was hit by debris. Thirstrup and Robinson were pronounced dead at the scene. A woman in the Tahoe was seriously injured while a baby, 6-year-old and 10-year-old were taken to hospitals with minor injuries… 2 killed, 5 hurt in Christmas crash in Kansas City suburb (sfgate.com)

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The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that left at least one person dead on Christmas night in Maryland Heights. Investigators say the crash happened along the Page Avenue Extension west of 141. Police have not released the name of the victim or the circumstances that lead up to the deadly crash. One dead in Christmas crash on the Page Avenue Extension | FOX 2 (fox2now.com)

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