Minor Injuries Reported in 4-Car Crash Caused by Smoke

Motor Vehicle Accident

Four vehicles were part of a chain-reaction crash on Highway 364 Friday that was caused by smoke from an unidentified fifth vehicle.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, all four cars were eastbound on Highway 364 in St. Charles County about 10 p.m. Friday night. 48-year-old Stephanie A. Johler of St. Charles slowed her Chevy Impala because an unidentified vehicle was producing a great deal of smoke.

A Chrysler driven by 70-year-old Gerald M. Moore of St. Peters was unable to see because of the cloud of smoke, and rear-ended Johler’s car.

Behind Moore, a third car, a Jeep Wrangler driven by 57-year-old John C. Spaedy of St. Charles, was able to stop before hitting the Chrysler. However, the fourth car in the chain, a Ford F550 driven by Corey M. Pitts, 29, of Lake Saint Louis, was unable to stop.

Pitt’s truck rear-ended Spaedy’s Jeep, and the Jeep was pushed into Moore’s Chrysler.

Moore and Spaedy sustained minor injuries and were taken to SSM St. Joseph-St. Charles. All the drivers involved were wearing seat belts.