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STL: 2 killed in wrong-way collision on MO-47 near St. Clair

FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO — Two people lost their lives Monday morning due to a head-on crash on Missouri State Highway 47 near north St. Clair, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened on the northbound highway north of Airport Road and was first reported at around 5:48 a.m.

Preliminary details indicate a 26-year-old Sullivan woman was driving a 2006 Toyota Highlander northbound when she crossed the double-yellow lines to pass another driver. Because her vision was obstructed by a hill crest, she did not immediately see an oncoming 2015 Cadillac SRX driven by a 67-year-old Augusta man. Although the Augusta man applied his brakes to stop, the front of the Toyota collided with the front-end of the Cadillac. The impact sent the Toyota off the roadway where it overturned.

EMS personnel pronounced the Sullivan woman deceased at the scene.

The Augusta man, who was rushed to Mercy Hospital Washington, also later succumbed to his injuries.

Officials noted that neither driver was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

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