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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO. (KTVI) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a suspected drunk driver crash that killed the driver of an SUV and sent a passenger to the hospital.

It happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on I-64 in St. Charles.

Troopers said, a person driving a black Dodge sedan was traveling westbound in the center lane on I-64 at a high speed, passing a trooper.

The trooper followed and activated his lights and siren.

Authorities said, that's when the driver, rear ended a Nissan Xterra causing it to flip several times.

Troopers said the driver of the SUV, identified as 65-year-old Pamela Yaeger, died on the scene. A passenger in the SUV, 36-year-old Melissa Yaeger, was transported to a hospital in serious condition.

The driver of the Dodge, who has not yet been identified, was also taken to the hospital. Troopers determined that the driver of the Dodge was intoxicated.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has been set up for Pamela Yaeger.