Pedestrian Seriously Injured on Interstate 55

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In St. Louis County, a pedestrian was seriously injured in an accident that occurred on Interstate 55 and 270 in Troy, Missouri.

On August 19, 2012 at approximately 1:32 p.m., Matthew Edgar, age 22 and of Bonne Terre, Missouri was operating a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta and traveling in the northbound direction.

At that said time and place, Matthew Edgar was traveling northbound on the ramp at Interstate 55 to northbound Interstate 270 when the crash occurred. Matthew Edgar traveled across the solid white line and collided with the pedestrian, Micheal Holt, age 19 and from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Micheal Holt received serious injuries and is in critical condition from the crash. The Mehlville Fire department transported Micheal Holt to St. Anthony’s for medical treatment regarding his condition. Micheal’s current condition remains unknown. According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Matthew Edgar was uninjured and did not seek medical attention.

Matthew Edgar’s 2000 Volkswagen Jetta received minor damages from the crash and was driven from the scene of the incident.

This pedestrian crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of troop C.

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