Hermann, New Haven teens die in high-speed crash on 100

By Dave Marner, Managing Editor
Posted 5/4/22

A Hermann boy who was a passenger in a 1991 Ford Ranger driven by a New Haven teenager died from his injuries Sunday evening at Mercy St. Louis.

The driver, identified by the Missouri State …

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Hermann, New Haven teens die in high-speed crash on 100

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A Hermann boy who was a passenger in a 1991 Ford Ranger driven by a New Haven teenager died from his injuries Sunday evening at Mercy St. Louis.

The driver, identified by the Missouri State Highway Patrol as Keegan J. Wiedmann, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash reported at 8:18 a.m. May 1. Both young men were not wearing seat belts, according to the MSHP report filed by Trooper C.C. Marlow.

An obituary published online Tuesday afternoon from Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home in Hermann identifies the deceased boy as Collin Michael Marinaccio, 15, of Hermann. He was a sophomore at Hermann High School. 

According to Marlow’s report, Wiedmann was driving the Ranger “too fast for the curvy road conditions” westbound on Highway 100 at Newport Road in Franklin County, near the old Dundee community east of New Haven.

The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and Wiedmann over-corrected to his left. The vehicle began to skid and slide. He crossed over the center of the road and over-corrected back to the right. The vehicle began to skid and slide again before starting to overturn. The vehicle went off the left side of the highway, ejecting both Wiedmann and his passenger, Marinaccio.

Wiedmann was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:32 p.m. by paramedics from the Washington ambulance service. Marinaccio was pronounced dead at 8:37 p.m. by Dr. Gina Davis at Mercy St. Louis.

Counselors were being made available for Hermann High School students where the 15-year-old was a student, according to their superintendent, Geoff Neill.

O’Fallon teen injured in 100 crash

An O’Fallon, Mo., teenager, 16, received moderate injuries in a one-vehicle crash reported at 5:50 p.m. April 29 on Highway 100, one-tenth of a mile east of Coles Creek Road, west of Hermann.

The male driver, who is not identified in Trooper Drew O’Brien’s report, was wearing a seat belt when he traveled off the right side of 100 and struck an embankment. The 2014 Ford Focus overturned and came to a stop.

He was transported to Hermann Area District Hospital by ambulance for treatment of moderate injuries. He was traveling east at the time of the crash.

As a matter of policy, the MSHP no longer identifies juveniles 17 and younger in their crash reports.

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