An 18-year-old Fenton man was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated following a three-vehicle accident early Wednesday morning (Sept. 16) on I-270 south of Manchester Road in St. Louis County. The accident left the Fenton man and another man injured, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.
At 12:03 a.m., the Fenton man was driving a 2016 Audi A6 north on the interstate, and while he attempted to change lanes and pass a northbound 1997 Chrysler Sebring, the front of the Audi struck the rear of the Sebring, and debris from that collision struck the windshield of a northbound 2001 Freightliner big rig, the report said.
The collision also resulted in the driver of the Sebring losing control of that car, and the front of it struck the towed unit of the big rig, and then the Sebring ran off the right side of the interstate and struck a guardrail, according to the report.
Kurt L. Korn, 60, of St. Charles was driving the Sebring, and Gary B. Martin, 70, of Vienna, Ill., was driving the big rig.
No injuries were reported for Martin, and the Fenton man had minor injuries and was treated at the scene and released.
Korn, however, was seriously injured and taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur, where he was listed in satisfactory condition this evening, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Neither the Fenton man nor Korn was wearing a seat belt. Martin was wearing one, the patrol reported.
The Sebring was totaled, the Audi was extensively damaged and the Freightliner had minor damage, the report said.
The highway patrol arrested the Fenton man at 1:20 a.m. for DWI causing injury and then released him.
The man’s name will not be published unless charges are filed against him, and as of this evening, none had been filed.