Driver dies in Highway 21 crash in Jefferson County

Fatal Crash news Graphic
Share To Your Social Network

A single-vehicle accident on Highway 21 south of Highway 141 resulted in the death of a St. Louis man on May 14, 2024. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that the accident occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Joseph G. Maniaci, 63, was driving a 2006 Buick Rendezvous northbound when the vehicle began to skid. The Buick ran off the west side of the road and struck the concrete median wall. The vehicle overturned, and Maniaci, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle.

Maniaci was pronounced dead at the scene by Rock Township Ambulance personnel at 12:40 p.m. The Jefferson County Medical Examiner transported his body to the St. Louis County Morgue.

The Buick Rendezvous was totaled in the accident and was taken from the scene by Miners Towing.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol was assisted by Corporal D.A. Crowell in the investigation.

Share To Your Social Network
Digital Correspondent

This article was written by our Digital Correspondent, or the Artificial Intelligence engine Chat GPT ( We provide all of the pertinent information related to the articile we want, such as a news release or information provided by one of the KTTN/KGOZ staff, and the AI engine then writes the article from a prompt. If the information is provided by a news release, credit is generally given to the person, entity or organization that provided the news release. The final article is then examined by a real person and edited to fit our format for either the KTTN website or for broadcast on one of, or all three of our stations.