Jefferson County, Missouri Head-on Crash Results in Serious Injury

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Missouri residents are seriously injured after driver fails to negotiate curve, causing head-on crash.

On August 31, 2011 at approximately 8:20 p.m., 84 year old Charles Miller of DeSoto, Missouri was operating a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria traveling westbound on Flucom Road, just west of Fox Farm Road. Miller’s vehicle was occupied by himself and 85 year old Inez Minor also of DeSoto, Missouri.

At the above said time and place, 36 year old Andrea Zugmaier of DeSoto was operating a 1986 Toyota Camry traveling eastbound on Flucom Road. Zugmaier’s vehicle was occupied by herself and two passengers: 16 year old Austin Haynes and 13 year old Brooke Reinwald, both of DeSoto, Missouri.

Zugmaier then failed to negotiate a curve and travelled into the path of the Miller vehicle. The front of Zugmaier’s vehicle struck the front of Miller’s vehicle, causing a head-on crash.

Driver Charles Miller was transported from the scene of the crash by private conveyance to Jefferson Regional with minor injuries. Miller’s passenger, Inez Minor, was transported to Jefferson Regional by Valle Ambulance with moderate injuries. The at-fault driver, Andrea Zugmaier, was taken from the scene of the crash by Survival Flight to St. John’s Creve Coeur with serious injuries. Zugmaier’s passengers, Brooke Reinwald and Austen Haynes, were transported from the scene of the crash by Valle Ambulance to Jefferson Regional after suffering moderate and minor injuries respectively.

Charles Miller’s vehicle received moderate damage in the crash and was towed from the scene by Steve Pesch Towing. The at-fault vehicle received total damage and was also towed from the scene of the crash by Steve Pesch Towing. All individuals involved in this crash were wearing their safety devices. Both drivers possessed automotive insurance coverage for their vehicles at the time of the crash.

This crash was investigated by Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper M. Forler of Troop C.

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