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Posted on July 18, 2017 by

Teen Killed in Car Accident on I-55

There’s a reason teen auto insurance rates are high. They can be quite dangerous drivers. Are you or your family at-risk like this Missouri teen? The St. Louis car accident attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want you to be aware of driving dangers.

May Accident Claims the Life of Arnold Teen
Friday evening, May 5th, 19-year-old Arnold teen Devyn Rogers was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Colorado north on I-55, just north of Highway 141 in Arnold. At around 7:55 p.m. he veered from the left-hand lane, driving across all five lanes of northbound I-55. He then proceeded off the side of the road, and down the embankment.

His truck overturned and Rogers, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, Rogers was transported by ambulance to St. Anthony’s Medical Center in south St. Louis County, where he was pronounced dead at 8:27 p.m.

Stressing Driver Safety with Teens Essential
Regular review of common-sense safety isn’t nagging – it’s protecting your child. Always remind children to:

  • Buckle-up
  • NO texting
  • Turn phones OFF to avoid temptation
  • Avoid eating, drinking, or radio-tuning while driving
  • Headlights on at all times to increase visibility and help others see you
  • Obey speed limits
  • Practice defensive driving

Reckless teen driving taken a toll? The St. Louis car accident attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman are here to help. Contact us today.