Franklin County, Missouri Head-On Collision

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On January 7, a driver who was trying to pass a car on a curve died in a head-on auto crash.

Jeremiah Nolting, 18, of Union, Missouri was driving west on Highway 50 Sunday evening around 7:30 when the Missouri auto crash happened. Nolting drove his 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass into the eastbound lane while trying to pass another vehicle on a car, and hit an oncoming eastbound Suburban head-on.

The 2001 Chevrolet Suburban was driven by Stephanie Dierberg, 39, of Beaufort, Missouri. Also in the Suburban were Kristen Dierberg, 14, and Jacob Carman, 14 of Beaufort and Union, Missouri, respectively.

Nolting, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene. All occupants of the Suburban were in serious condition.

Stephanie Dierberg and Carman were taken to St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur for their injuries. Kristen Dierberg was taken to St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Washington, Missouri. According to the crash report, Stephanie Dierberg was wearing a seatbelt, Carman was not, and it was unknown whether Kristen Dierberg was wearing one at the time of the accident. All three were in serious condition.

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