St. Peters Woman Charged with Assault in Four-Car Crash
The woman was driving under the influence of alcohol in the wrong-way collision, according to court documents.
A woman who caused a four-car accident in March by driving the wrong way on St. Peters Parkway was charged with three counts of second-degree assault.
According to court documents, Melinda McCann, 43, of St. Peters, was driving under the influence of alcohol when she turned east on the westbound lanes of North St. Peters Parkway just north of Jungermann Road at 12:25 a.m. March 9.
McCann, driving a Chevrolet Silverado, hit a Dodge Nitro in a head-on collision. The woman driving the Nitro was seriously injured, with multiple fractures, bruised lungs and respiratory failure that required several surgeries, St. Peters Police said in a report.
One vehicle, an Acura driven by a man, struck the Nitro from behind after the first collision. McCann’s Silverado also struck a Ford Mustang driven by a woman during the crash.
The other two drivers had moderate injuries. All drivers were taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment.
According to the report, McCann had a prior arrest for driving while intoxicated.
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