Passenger grabs steering wheel, causes car to crash

3 years 3 months 1 week ago Tuesday, February 17 2015 Feb 17, 2015 Tuesday, February 17, 2015 3:20:00 AM CST February 17, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

SULLIVAN (AP) - A man could face a criminal charge after the Missouri Highway Patrol said he grabbed a steering wheel as a woman drove a car, causing it to crash into a tree.

The two, who are both 22 years old, suffered serious injuries in the early Sunday wreck and were taken to a hospital. According to an accident report, neither wore a seat belt.

Law enforcement officials are seeking a second-degree vehicular assault against the man, but the Franklin County Sheriff's Office will determine if he'll be charged in the crash.

Authorities said the woman was driving on a road in Sullivan when she and the male passenger argued. The man grabbed the car's wheel near Missouri Route 185, causing the vehicle to veer off the road and crash.

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