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 , 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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