Update: Florissant Man Killed in St. Peters Crash

One driver has died after a head-on collision in a multi-car crash early Monday in St. Peters.

St. Peters Police have released the name of the man killed in a head-on collision early Monday morning.

Jeffrey Conway, 27, of Florissant, was killed when his 2004 Monte Carlo crashed on Salt River Road on Monday. Conway was taken by ambulance to Barnes-Jewish St. Peters where he was pronounced dead.

Police also released the names of the other drivers involved in the crash. Carol Motley, of Winfield, was the driver of the Chevy Trailblazer that was first struck in the crash. She sustained minor injuries and was released from the hospital.

Gregory Tucker, of O'Fallon, was the driver of a GMC Sonoma in the crash. He was released from the hospital with minor injuries. 

Crystal Lake, Ill., resident Dan Ayres was the third driver in his Kia Soul. Ayres is in serious, but stable condition. 

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One person was killed in a head-on collision during a four-vehicle crash early Monday morning in St. Peters. 

St. Peters Police are the fatal car crash, which occurred early Monday morning at approximately 6:15 AM. St. Peters Police Officers responded to the area of Salt River Road just west of Silvers Road for multiple vehicles involved in a crash.

According to St. Peters police, the initial investigation at the scene revealed a white 2004 Monte Carlo was travelling westbound on Salt River Road and three other vehicles were travelling eastbound Salt Rivers Road (Chevy Trailblazer, GMC Sonoma, and a Kia Soul). 

The driver of the Monte Carlo crossed the centerline for reasons that are still unknown. The Monte Carlo then clipped a Chevy Trailblazer travelling eastbound on Salt River Road. A family member took the female driver of the Trailblazer to the hospital where she was diagnosed with minor injuries. 

After clipping the Trailblazer, the Monte Carlo then struck the second vehicle, a GMC Sonoma, causing that vehicle to rollover. The male driver of the Sonoma was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital and is being released with minor injuries.

The Monte Carlo then struck the third vehicle travelling eastbound on Salt Rivers Road and the male driver was airlifted to Mercy Hospital. At this time, his injuries are unknown.  

The driver of the Monte Carlo was transported by ambulance to Barnes-Jewish St. Peters where he was pronounced dead.  

Police say the driver was a 27-year-old white male. Police are withholding his name pending notification of family members.

At this time, St. Peters Police do not suspect drugs and/or alcohol were involved in the crash. 

Traffic Accident Reconstruction Officers are still at the scene and Salt Rivers Road is closed while they investigate the scene.

katie October 01, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Saw this accident this morning. Hope the rest of these folks will come out of this OK. Buckle up folks, you never know what's going to happen!
mark c October 01, 2012 at 03:36 PM
My daughter when this way this morning for a new job. I told her sunday about that fedx truck driver that died a few months ago on 370. I told her in that area be careful. I saw the breaking news this am, and my heart almost stopped, Sorry someone died this morning.
Tina October 01, 2012 at 04:16 PM
This goes to show us that death knows no age or reason! I was one of the ones that had to turn around this morning because of this accident. They may never know the real reason for this (unless medical ) accident, but what we know is life as we know it can end in a second So please remember when you drink, text, or feel tired PLEASE remember that other peoples lives are in your hands as well as your own! (not saying he was doing any of that) just a reminder it could happen to anyone of us for that reason! My he rest in peace and may god Bless EVERYONE that was involved in this accident and for those that responded to that accident.
stacey October 02, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Great words Tina, an eye opener for sure. Doesn't hurt at all to be reminded of everything you said. It's real, and we all need to be reminded of how short life can be. My prayers go out to all involved, especially the family of this young man.,
katie October 02, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Well said. I agree - we don't know that he was doing anything and my heart goes out to his family. I believe they were parked at the scene yesterday afternoon. (a caravan of 3 vehicle came and stopped there). But you do see it ALL THE TIME. People on the phone, texting, eating, playing with the radio or GPS...whatever it is STOP IT PEOPLE. You may die and you may kill someone else. Please don't take me away from my daughter. Drive with the concern you should have while driving. It's just not worth it. If you have to talk / text / whatever....PULL OVER! PLEASE!!!!


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