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O’Fallon Man Injured in Crash with Wrong-Way Driver in St. Louis County

A 43-year-old man from O’Fallon was injured in a crash on Interstate 70 early Sunday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kurt A. Burcham, 43, of O’Fallon, was eastbound on Interstate 70 in a 1995 GMC Sonoma.

A 2007 Dodge Charger driven by Marco D. Smith, 33, of St. Charles was westbound in the eastbound lanes. At about 3:10 a.m. in the area of Bermuda Drive, Smith struck Burcham’s vehicle head-on.

Both men sustained moderate injuries and were taken by ambulance to Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Both were wearing safety belts at the time of the crash.

MSHP records show that Smith was arrested for driving while intoxicated-aggravated offender, second degree assault, driving while revoked, and driving the wrong way on a highway.

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