An unusual accident in St. Charles County Saturday night at about 10 p.m. was fatal for a Bridgeton man. According to reports from the Highway Patrol Jason Meixsell, 27, of Wright City was towing a trailer east on I-70 west of Mid Rivers Mall Drive when the left rear tire of the towed unit came off. It smashed into the vehicle driven by Jeffery Meyer, 28, of Wentzville. Bouncing off of his truck, the tire traveled across the median and hit the front of the car driven by Jack Chappell, 76. Meyer and Meixsell escaped the crash uninjured. Chappell was pronounced dead at the scene by St. Charles County EMS.

Accident Report from the Highway Patrol