Failure to Stop Results In A Four-vehicle Collision


In Jefferson County, four vehicles are involved in a collision after the at-fault driver failed to stop at a traffic signal.

On February 21, 2014 at approximately 3:25 p.m., Andi Tipton, age 21 of St. Louis, Missouri was operating a 2010 Kia Optima. Joshua Hunter, age 28 of House Springs, Missouri was operating a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass. Christopher Null, age 39 of Cedar Hill, Missouri was operating a 1994 Ford F150. William Thomas, age 42 of Dittmer, Missouri was operating a 2005 GMC Sierra.

At that said date and time, Andi Tipton was traveling in the eastbound direction, Joshua Hunter in the northbound direction, Christopher Null in the westbound direction, and William Thomas in the southbound direction on Highway 30 at Route W. The crash occurred as Andi Tipton failed to stop for a steady red light at the traffic signal and collided into Joshua Hunter’s vehicle and then into William Thomas’ vehicle. The force of impact from the collision caused Joshua’s vehicle to collide into Christopher’s vehicle.

Joshua Hunter received serious injuries from the collision and was transported by Big River ambulance to St. Anthony’s Medical Center. Andi Tipton received moderate injuries and was transported by Big River ambulance to St. Clare Health Center.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Christopher Null and William Thomas did not report any injuries at the scene of the crash. All the participants involved in this collision were found to be wearing their seat beltsat the time of the crash.

Andi Tipton’s 2010 Kia Optima and Joshua Hunter’s 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass both received total damages and were towed by Northwest Towing. Christopher Null’s 1994 Ford F150 and William Thomas’ 2005 GMC Sierra both received moderate damages and were towed by Northwest Towing.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop C.