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Man Flees Car Wreck that Killed One, Injured Three


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According to KMOV, a 24-year-old man faces charges for fleeing the scene of a motor vehicle crash that left four people injured in St. Louis, Missouri, early Sunday morning.

Investigation into the Wreck Ongoing

Marcus Jackson faces a charge for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that occurred Sunday morning at around 1:00 a.m. The crash occurred on Interstate 70 near O’Fallon Park and involved three vehicles, according to KMOV.

Four people sustained injuries in the crash and received treatment at a hospital. One of the female victims reportedly succumbed to her injuries after receiving treatment at the hospital, according to KMOV.

Police say Jackson fled from his car after the crash and left the scene in another vehicle that stopped near the accident. According to KMOV, police later located Jackson at a nearby hospital and placed him under arrest.

Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Statistics

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2014,

  • 32,675 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States.
  • An estimated 2.34 million people suffered from injuries in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • Over the past 10 years, there has been a reduction of nearly 25 percent in the number of fatalities on the United States’ roadways.

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