3 remain critical after massive wreck near St. Louis

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. (AP) -- Three people remain in critical condition, a day after a massive accident on Interstate 64 in suburban St. Louis.

Two people died and 16 were injured in the pileup on Tuesday in Town and Country. Killed were Charles Cason of Caseyville, Ill., and Lydia Miller of Canton, Mo. Both were 55.

Reports say several of the victims were members of a northeast Missouri Amish community who were traveling to a family funeral in Tennessee.

The accident happened when a tractor-trailer rammed into 10 vehicles. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identifies the tractor-trailer driver as 49-year-old Jeffrey Knight of Muscle Shoals, Ala. He was not hurt.

Authorities have not yet said why the tractor-trailer was unable to stop. No charges have been filed.

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