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O’Fallon man killed in crash on I-70

Fatal crash

James M. Haines, 28, of O’Fallon, was killed in a crash at 5:35 a.m. Wednesday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 east of Highway K.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Haines was driving a 1980 Pontiac Firebird. The vehicle had a mechanical defect, and Haines changed lanes into the path of a 2006 Toyota Sienna driven by a 23-year-old Wentzville man.

The Toyota struck the Pontiac, and both vehicles caught fire. The Pontiac then hit the concrete median.

Haines was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel.

The driver of the Toyota was not injured.

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