Osage Beach man facing multiple charges after vehicle overturns on I-44

Lake Sun Staff, newsroom@lakesunonline.com
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An Osage Beach man is facing multiple charges after crashing his vehicle on I-44 at the 142-mile marker in Laclede County Wednesday morning. 

Charles Fravel, 49, was fleeing authorities and heading west on the interstate when his 2007 Dodge Durango began skidding, traveled off the left side of the road and struck the cable median barrier before overturning, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Fravel, who was not wearing a safety device, was moderately injured and taken to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon. 

In addition to being charged with resisting arrest, Fravel was also charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident, careless and imprudent driving, failure to display valid plates on a motor vehicle and driving without insurance or wearing a seatbelt. 

The Dodge Durango was deemed to have extensive damage and was towed from the scene.