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Four Injured in Early-Morning Crash on Interstate 70

Three cars were involved in a crash early Sunday morning that shut down westbound I-70 in St. Charles County.

Four people were injured in a car crash early Sunday morning on Interstate 70 in St. Charles County. 

Just after 1 a.m. on July 15, three vehicles were involved in a crash just east of Cave Springs Boulevard. on I-70. According to the crash report, 26-year-old Jeremiah Fallon, of Wentzville, attempted to make a lane change and struck another car—a 2010 Dodge Caravan driven by 18-year-old Reinbeck, IA, resident Tara Walker. 

After the collission, Fallon's 2007 Honda Civic crossed all the lanes of I-70 and struck the traffic barrier. The car returned to the roadway and began to spin clockwise. 

Fallon's car spun back into lane No. 2 where it was struck, head on, by 22-year-old Cottleville resident Kristopher Watson's 2006 Ford Ranger. The impact of the crash caused Fallon's car to overturn. 

Watson was taken by St. Charles County EMS to Mercy Hospital in Creve Couer. The Missouri State Highway Patrol lists him in serious condition. 

Fallon, and two passengers—21-year-old Betty Laughlin, of , and 24-year-old Crystal Teeter, also of St. Peters—were taken by St. Charles County EMS to . All three were classified as having minor injuries. 

Walker's van sustained minor damage, but was able to be driven from the scene. The other two vehicles in the crash were totaled. All three drivers were wearing their safety devices.

The crash actually shut down all lanes of westbound I-70 on Sunday for a few hours. 

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