CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — One man is dead and another is behind bars after a major vehicle collision on the Highway 5 Niangua Bridge, Friday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at around 7:26 p.m. 32-year-old Miles Adrich, of Camdenton, was driving a 2009 Volkswagen GTI north on Highway 5 when he swerved to the right, to avoid a Cadillac CTS in front of him, driven by 55-year-old Donna Hunt, of Union, Mo. Aldrich’s vehicle still hit the Cadillac, according to the report. That set off a chain reaction, the Patrol says: a northbound Yamaha motorcycle driven by 54-year-old Drew Fairchild, of Camdenton, also hit the Cadillac, according to the Patrol. Then the motorcycle and Cadillac crossed the left side of the road and hit a barrier, as the Volkswagen went off the right side of the road and hit a barrier. Then the Volkswagen went off the left side of the road and hit a concrete barrier, according to the report.

All three vehicles were totaled in the crash.

Drew Fairchild was pronounced deceased at the scene, at 7:56 p.m. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, the Patrol said.

Donna Hunt and a passenger in the Cadillac, 55-year-old Craig Hunt, both sustained serious injuries and were taken by ambulance to University Hospital.

Aldrich had moderate injuries, and after medical evaluation was arrested and taken to Camden County Jail on potential charges of DWI - Resulting In Death Of Another, and Careless & Imprudent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.



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