Hospital clears Amish woman of wreck-related bill

CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis-area hospital has written off to charity an Amish woman’s $23,000 medical bill tied to a deadly 2008 highway pileup that killed three people, including her father and cousin.

St. John’s Mercy Medical Center confirmed to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that it has waived Anna Eicher’s bills because they knew she was uninsured and got nothing from the liability insurance policy of the trucker blamed in the Interstate 64 wreck.

The Kahoka woman and other Amish passengers in a van were Tennessee-bound for a funeral when it was hit by an inattentive trucker.

Eicher still owes more than $2,300 to a radiology group and $6,600 to a chiropractor.

The trucker later pleaded guilty to three counts of involuntary manslaughter and spent a year in jail.

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