Woman Killed in Rear-end Collision

In Jefferson County, the driver of a tractor is killed after a rear-end collision with a truck.

On August 24th, 2013 at approximately 6:17 p.m., Barbara Elmer, age 70 of Cedar Hill, Missouri was operating a 1998 New Holland Tractor. Erica Young, age 25 of Fenton, Missouri was operating a 2008 International Harvester 4400.

At that said date and time, both vehicles were traveling westbound on Byrnesville road. The accident occurred when Eric collided with the rear end of the 1998 New Holland Tractor as Barbara was attempting to turn left into a private drive, causing it to overturn and eject Barbara.

Barbara Elmer was pronounced dead at the scene by Big River Ambulance personnel, and the transported to St. Louis county morgue by Schaefer Mortuary service. Eric Young did not seek medical attention.

Barbara’s 1998 New Holland tractor was left parked at the scene and received moderate damages. Eric Young’s 2008 International Harvester received minor damages and was driven from scene of the crash.

This fatality crash was investigated by Trooper K. W. Kaiser #298 and with assistance of Corporal T. S. Croft #183.

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