A 34-year-old St. Louis man was arrested on outstanding warrants from several law enforcement agencies following a one-vehicle accident Wednesday morning (Dec. 11) on Hwy. 30 at New Sugar Creek Road in unincorporated Fenton. A Valles Mines man was seriously hurt in the wreck, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.
At 8:55 a.m., the St. Louis man was driving an eastbound 1998 Ford Expedition and while he was distracted after spilling coffee, the SUV ended up on a concrete island, where it struck a sign, light pole, traffic light and another post, the report said.
He was moderately injured, and a passenger in the SUV – M. Dylan Murray, 20, of Valles Mines – was seriously hurt, according to the report.
The St. Louis man was taken by police to Mercy Hospital South in south St. Louis County, and Murray was taken by Big River Ambulance to Mercy South, the report said.
The St. Louis man was treated and released, and Murray was listed in satisfactory condition Thursday (Dec. 12), a hospital spokesman said.
Both men were wearing seat belts, the patrol reported.
The SUV was totaled, the report said.
The highway patrol arrested the St. Louis man on outstanding warrants from the Festus Police Department for possession of drug paraphernalia; from the St. Louis County Police Department for petty larceny; from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for stealing, driving with a suspended license, driving without a seat belt and failure to appear in court; and from the Desloge Police Department for failure to obey a peace officer and failure to appear in court, according to the report.