Three injured in Jefferson Co. chain-reaction crash

FENTON, MO – Three people, including an 18-year-old, were injured in a chain-reaction collision yesterday afternoon in Fenton.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened at the intersection of Highway 30 and Old Sugar Creek Road at 1:48 p.m.

A 2008 Buick Enclave, driven by 35-year-old Kristin M. Boucher, of Pevely, failed to stop at a traffic light and then hit the side of a 2010 Ford Escape, operated by 18-year-old Emileigh E. Messenger, of Fenton. The collision pushed the Escape into the westbound lanes of Highway 30 and into the front end of a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica operated by Fenton man Joe C. Sullivan, 36.

Messenger was seriously injured in the collision while Boucher was moderately injured, and the two drivers were both taken to Mercy Hospital South. Messenger is reported as wearing her seatbelt, while Boucher is not.

A passenger in the Pacifica, 39-year-old Kelly L. Sullivan, of Fenton, was also moderately injured and taken to Mercy for treatment. She was reportedly wearing a seatbelt when the accident happened.

The Escape and Enclave were totaled in the collision.

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