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St. Peters Woman Charged with Assault in Four-Car Crash

The woman was driving under the influence of alcohol in the wrong-way collision, according to court documents.

St. Peters Woman Charged with Assault in Four-Car Crash

A woman who caused a four-car accident in March by driving the wrong way on St. Peters Parkway was charged with three counts of second-degree assault.

According to court documents, Melinda McCann, 43, of , was driving under the influence of alcohol when she turned east on the westbound lanes of North St. Peters Parkway just north of Jungermann Road at 12:25 a.m. March 9.

McCann, driving a Chevrolet Silverado, hit a Dodge Nitro in a head-on collision. The woman driving the Nitro was seriously injured, with multiple fractures, bruised lungs and respiratory failure that required several surgeries, St. Peters Police said in a report.

One vehicle, an Acura driven by a man, struck the Nitro from behind after the first collision. McCann’s Silverado also struck a Ford Mustang driven by a woman during the crash.

The other two drivers had moderate injuries. All drivers were taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment.

According to the report, McCann had a prior arrest for driving while intoxicated.

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