Jefferson Co, MO (November 14, 2020) – A two-vehicle collision that claimed the life of a 14-year-old girl took place near Rocky Farm Road in Jefferson County on Saturday, November 14th.
According to police reports, the accident took place at about 4:50 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Highway B South near the intersection of Rocky Farm Road when a 1999 Ford Ranger failed to negotiate a turn and veered across the centerline, directly into the path of a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500, which collided with the Ranger’s passenger side.
The 13-year-old female passenger in the Ranger sustained moderate injuries and was transported by Valle Ambulance to Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.
The 16-year-old driver of the Ranger was transported by Valle Ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. His injuries were classified as serious.
The second passenger in the Ranger, a 14-year-old female, suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Jefferson County
Almost 1,000 people were killed in fatal car accidents in the state of Missouri in 2018. While still quite high, this figure represents a decrease of 32 deaths from the year before. The state’s overall number of car crashes also fell by a little more than 6%. The main two causes on record for most of these fatal car accidents were speeding and driving under the influence.
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