Multi Vehicle Crash on Highway 61 Near Wentzville, Kills Three in St. Charles County.


St. Charles Missouri- A three vehicle crash occured this morning, Thursday January 21, 2016, just before 8:00 a.m. on Highway 61, in St. Charles county.

The Highway 61 crash, claimed the lives of a woman, a young girl and an infant. A fourth person suffered moderate injuries.

CPL. Juston Wheetley of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop C stated, that the crash occurred when two vehicles travelling north on Highway 61 struck each other. Both vehicles spun out of control, crossing the grassy median into oncoming, southbound, Highway 61 traffic. One of the out of control vehicles, was then struck ,by a southbound SUV.

CPL. Juston Wheetley said, all three fatalities were in the same car. They were a woman driver and a young girl, who were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, and an infant who later died at the hospital.

The multi-vehicle crash happened on Highway 61, near Highway W and North Pointe Prairie Road.

Our prayers go out to all of the families involved in this terrible accident.

More information as it becomes available.