A Northwest student and his passenger received injuries after their vehicle was hit head on by a car traveling in the wrong direction on Oct. 17 in Andrew County.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, troopers responded to calls of a SUV parked in the wrong direction at an exit north of the interchange between Highway 71 and Interstate 29.

The driver, Roger Moe, 52, of St Joseph, fled south on northbound I-29 when troopers arrived.

He hit a vehicle in the passing lane head on at the Highway 71 Interstate 29 interchange. Both occupants were wearing their seatbelts, but received injuries.

The driver, Corey H. Brueggeman, 21, of Wentzville, was transported by Andrew County EMS to Mosaic Life Care of St. Joseph with minor injuries.

The passenger, Austin P. Cross, 22, of Maryville, received serious injuries and was transported by Lifenet to Mosaic Life Care. He was later transferred to KU Medical Center of Kansas City.

Brueggeman is a student at Northwest according to the University student directory.

Moe was not injured in the crash, but was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, second-degree assault, driving on the wrong side of the road, and driving 110 miles per hour in a 70 miles per hour zone.

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