DWI Suspected in Rollover Crash on Route TT That Injured Four

Motor Vehicle Accident

Update: A MSHP communications officer confirmed to 70 West Sentinel that the online report is not displaying correctly and that the infant was not ejected from the vehicle.

A driver faces possible DWI charges after four adults were injured in a rollover crash on Route TT Friday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2003 Nissan Murano driven by Dawn M. Houska, 32, of Wentzville, was northbound on Route TT just north of Highway 94 at about 6:45 p.m. Friday.

The vehicle went off the right hand side of the roadway. When Houska overcorrected, the vehicle traveled across the roadway and off the left side, striking a culvert. The vehicle overturned, and one adult passenger was ejected. An infant, who was in a safety device, was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington. No injuries to the infant were reported.

Houska, who was wearing a seat belt, sustained minor injuries, as did a 32-year-old passenger, Andrea L. Winchell of Wentzville.

A 31-year-old male passenger, Daniel E. Canaday of Wentzville, sustained serious injuries, and another 31-year-old passenger, Joshua T. Kloppenberg of Lake Saint Louis, sustained moderate injuries. Neither was wearing a seat belt.

The driver and passengers were transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington.

According to MSHP online records, Houska faces the possibility of charges for felony DWI, second-degree assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.


  • Deborah Cartwright Canaday

    This article is not the truth. The infant was safely in his car seat belted in the car. One adult was ejected from the car. Please change this.

  • Deborah Cartwright Canaday

    Also Houska was not arrested. Where do you guys get this stuff! She was not charged with assault. There were five people that you got right. Four went to Mercy in Washington Mo with three released. Josh was let overnight for observation. Daniel was taken to Mercy Creve Couver. He sustained numerious broken bones and head injury. He was the ONLY one ejected.

    • Tamara Duncan

      Deborah, the MSHP online reports (which you can access by clicking the link in the story) for arrests indicate that Houska was arrested. This is not the same as charges issued by the Prosecuting Attorney’s office. If no charges are filed, we can indicate that in the story once I have documentation.