ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on Highway 364 in St. Charles County involving a wrong-way driver.
According to state troopers, the incident began Saturday evening around 7:30 p.m. with police receiving a call for somebody fleeing the scene of an accident on eastbound Highway 364 at Gutermuth Road.
The vehicle, a 2017 Kia Sportage, left the area traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of the highway.
Moments later, that Sportage collided with a 2018 Ford Expedition on Highway 364 at Bryan Road.
The Sportage then struck a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta before overturning and landing on its roof. The driver, identified as 55-year-old Brenda Mahoney of Wentzville, died at the scene.
The Expedition went off the left side of the interstate and smashed into the median. The Jetta was knocked off of the roadway.
The 70-year-old driver of the Expedition suffered serious injuries. The driver of the Jetta, an 18-year-old, had minor injuries.
All three drivers were wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash.
All eastbound lanes and one westbound lane were closed for accident clearance crews and investigators.