Two Injured in Vehicle Crash in Washington County, Missouri

January 03, 2019

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MO. – According to an online news report from, two people were injured in a single-vehicle wreck on Christmas Day in Washington County, Missouri.*

The crash occurred at approximately 8 a.m. on December 25 on Highway 21 in Washington County. Near Buford Road, a vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 21 failed to negotiate a left curve in the road and traveled off the right side of the roadway. The driver of the vehicle then overcorrected and traveled off the left side of the road, running into a ditch. 

The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Kaylie Wells, of Ironton, Missouri, and a passenger in the vehicle, 25-year-old Taylor Rodgers, of Ironton, were both injured and transported to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Both were transported via helicopter. Neither Wells nor Rodgers was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to reports. Their current medical conditions are not known. 

Authorities are still investigating the crash and have not yet released additional information. 

According to an article from Forbes, one in five accidents involve single-vehicle roadway departures. More than 8,000 people in the United States die each year in single-vehicle rollover crashes. Many of these accidents involve alcohol or drugs, speeding, or medical emergencies. Sometimes, drivers suffer medical complications while driving, during which they become unconscious or unable to continue driving and crash their vehicles.  

Inattentive driving is also a large factor in these types of crashes. People distracted behind the wheel are 75 percent more likely to be involved in fatal, single-vehicle accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Run-off-the-road accidents tend to occur more often with older drivers or teen drivers, though drivers are statistically more likely to be involved in fatal accidents starting at age 65. 

Accident News is an archive of select accidents designed to alert and educate drivers, to help them avoid the most common causes of motor vehicle crashes.  If you or a family member are injured in an accident, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at  For more information about Montlick & Associates’ award-winning public service programs click here.  

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law

17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333


* This blog is intended to provide the public with news concerning serious automobile accidents and related stories. Although we are receiving this information from news organizations, initial reports may be different from conclusions reached by law enforcement personnel and other organizations, upon further investigation. Therefore, the accuracy of the content is not guaranteed. The information published here is based on information that has already been reported by a news organization, or other sources, and we cannot and do not assume responsibility for its accuracy. The source that we utilized at the time is provided above. If this posting pertains to you or your family and you do not wish for it to be on our website, please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to remove it, but when doing so, please include a link to the the article that you wish to be taken down.

Category: Accident News

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.