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O’Fallon Man Injured in Crash with Drunk Driver

A 68-year-old man from O’Fallon was injured just after midnight Saturday morning in a crash with another O’Fallon driver.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, both vehicles were westbound on Interstate 70, east of Highway 79.

31-year-old Marc A. Oden, who was driving a 2015 Ford Focus, did not see a 2013 Ford Escape that was being driven by Charles B. Fallert, 68. The front of the Oden’s Focus struck the rear of the Fallert’s Escape. Fallert was forced off the roadway, where the vehicle hit the median.

Fallout sustained moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to SSM St. Joseph Hospital-Lake Saint Louis. Oden was not injured.

Both men were wearing seat belts.

According to MSHP records, Oden was charged with driving while intoxicated and assault.

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