Highway 67 accident hospitalizes two
Joshua Odenthal, 20, and Aleyce Ashbrook, 19, were both injured in a St. Louis area car accident when the car they were in was hit by another vehicle on Highway 67 in Jefferson County.
Odenthal and Ashbrook were riding in a 1999 Mercury Sable heading southbound on the highway when the serious car crash occurred, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. As they approached Flucom Road, a 2006 Dodge Caravan, driven by James Gramlich, 36, attempted to cross the highway. As Gramlich tried to cross Highway 67 heading eastbound, Odenthal, who was driving the Mercury, couldn't avoid crashing into the side of the Dodge.
Odenthal and Ashbrook were taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center for treatment. Gramlich was not listed as injured on the initial crash report.
What the investigating officer didn't specify on the initial report was whether either driver was at-fault for failing to yield, speeding or some other dangerous maneuver. Under Missouri car accident law, the at-fault driver's liability insurance will cover the damages caused by the accident.