A fatal crash occurred on I-70 in Fayette County last night at 5:44 about seven miles west of St. Elmo in a construction zone.
A vehicle driven by 40-year-old Christopher J. Morris, of Crane, Missouri, was stopped while entering a construction zone on I-70. A vehicle driven by 59-year-old David M. Duke of Columbus, Ohio, also slowed behind Crane to enter the construction zone. A third vehicle, a truck driven by 61-year-old Charles R. Priddy, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, failed to slow and struck the back of Duke’s vehicle, forcing it into the back of Morris’ vehicle.
Morris and a passenger, 18-year-old Christopher J. Morris II, were transported to Fayette County Hospital for treatment. Duke was killed in the collision.
Priddy is charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.