Details, victims of deadly I-70 crash in Kingdom City released
KINGDOM CITY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol released in a crash report Wednesday the details of a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 70 that left two dead and five injured on Tuesday.
42-year-old Charles S. Moore of Nicholasville, Kentucky and 46-year-old Robert S. Brainerd of St. Louis died in the crash involving seven vehicles, including three tractor trailers.
Moore was driving one of the semis when he swerved to avoid Brandi R. Clements, 42, who hydroplaned on the interstate. Clements' vehicle was lodged under the tail end of the trailer and caused Moore to strike two more vehicles. Clements sustained moderate injuries. Mark D. Goddard, 54, and Aaron M. Shipps, 23, were in one of the vehicles hit by Moore. Goddard and Shipps suffered serious and moderate injuries, respectively.
Moore then collided head on with Brainerd, who was driving the other tractor trailer. MSHP reports it is unclear if Brainerd was wearing a seat belt.
Following the head-on collision, three other vehicles piled up behind Brainerd's trailer. The driver and passenger of one of the vehicles that hit Brainerd, 71-year-old Clara Conn and 71-year-old Sonny Conn, both suffered serious injuries. The drivers of the two other vehicles sustained no injuries.
All the injured people were taken to University Hospital for treatment.