Eureka MO Crossover Accident: I-44 Crash Kills 1, Injures Family of 5

Eureka MO Crossover Accident: I-44 Crash Kills 1, Injures Family of 5


10/11/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Eureka, MO—A head-on collision Sunday, October 10, 2010, resulted in the death of a St. Louis man and left a family of five with injuries ranging from minor to serious. The violent accident, which involved a total of three cars, occurred along Interstate 44 around 5 p.m., according to information provided by

Reports indicated 20-year-old Joshua V. Passiglia was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Impala in the eastbound lanes of I-44 when he veered into the oncoming traffic lanes for unknown reasons. Upon doing so, his car slammed into the front of a westbound 2011 Toyota Camry.

Passiglia’s car reportedly rolled over the Camry, which was being driven by 39-year-old Chad Muxlow at the time, as a result of the initial impact.

Passiglia’s Impala then went airborne before striking a Jeep Liberty that was parked along the right shoulder of I-44. Kathy Neiger, who was at the wheel of the stopped SUV, was not injured. Passiglia, on the other hand, was ejected on impact.

Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel responded to the crash scene to transport those injured to area hospitals. Passiglia and Muxlow, along with four of Muxlow’s family members, were rushed to St. John’s Mercy Medical Center for treatment.

Sadly, Passiglia’s traumatic injuries proved fatal at 9:42 p.m. Muxlow; his wife, 27-year-old Mary Muxlow; and their 16-year-old son, Chase Muxlow, suffered serious injuries in the collision. Tyler Muxlow, 7, and Anna Muxlow, 10, reportedly sustained “moderate” injuries.

Officials from the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) are expected to investigate the fatal crossover crash.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan– Legal News for Missouri Auto Accident Lawyers.

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