Posted On: February 24, 2009 by Ryan Bradley

Two dead after Callaway County, Missouri crash

David Warren, 38, and David Bateman, 18, were killed Tuesday after the Ford Crown Victoria they were riding in hit another car on Old Highway 54 in Callaway County, Missouri.

This fatal Missouri car accident occurred around 6:35 p.m., according to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. A second car, driven by Tanner Brown, 17, was attempting to turn onto Old Highway 54 and crashed head-on into the Crown Victoria.

Both Warren and Bateman were pronounced dead at the scene. Brown was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

Neither Warren nor Bateman was wearing a seatbelt. The investigating officer also noted that they were driving without their headlights on.

More investigation by a Missouri car accident attorney is needed and the case will undergo an accident reconstruction to better describe the details of the crash. While it appears Brown’s turn caused the accident, fault could also be placed on the other vehicle for driving without headlights after sundown. It could turn out to be a case of comparative fault where both parties bear some responsibility for the crash.