Late Sunday night, a man’s truck clipped the back of a minivan, causing the truck to spin out of control and crash into a concrete pillar near the intersection of Interstate 270 and Missouri 370. The driver, 43-year-old St. Ann resident Mark Maessen, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the mini van, Shokouh Pritchett, 42, sustained minor injuries and was taken to DePaul Medical Center for treatment. Police would not verify whether or not Maessen was wearing a seatbelt, but confirmed that Pritchett was.
Authorities are continuing investigations and no charges have been filed. According to MoDOT, there were 19,132 accidents on Missouri interstates in 2008 and over 25,000 rear-end collisions.
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