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Man wins $700,000 for injuries suffered in crash

A St. Louis County jury awarded $700,000 to a victim and his wife in a crash that killed three people and injured 15.

The accident occurred July 16, 2008, during rush hour on eastbound U.S. Highway 40 near Interstate 270. According to police reports, Jeffrey Knight was driving a tractor-trailer for his employer, Holmes Transport & Logistics. Knight failed to stop in backed-up traffic and barreled through cars. He had looked away from the road at his cellphone. Plaintiff's ...