CALLAWAY COUNTY - A St. Louis man died Thursday after a vehicle he was travelling in veered into the eastbound lanes of I-70 and hit a Freightliner truck head-on. Erskin Johnson, 22, was an occupant in Jason Hopkins vehicle when Hopkins lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the left side of the roadway. The crash occurred near mile marker 153 at approximately 9:20 p.m.
According to a crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a Boone County medical examiner pronounced Johnson dead at the scene of the crash. Hopkins suffered moderate injuries. In addition to Johnson, there were three other passengers in the vehicle. All three suffered serious injuries. Neither the occupants nor the driver were wearing seat-belts at the time of the crash.