HIGH RIDGE, MO (JEFFERSON COUNTY) – Three young people, including a 19-year-old, were injured Thursday afternoon in a car accident partially caused by wet weather conditions.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Little Antire Road, near Victory Lane at about 4:20 p.m.
A 2006 Mazda 3, driven by 19-year-old Maya N. Decker, of Cedar Hill, was driving too fast for the wet weather conditions and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The Mazda hydroplaned across the road while rounding a turn, then crossed over the center line and into the lane of oncoming traffic. It collided with the front of a 2010 Honda Accord, driven by Saturn R. Tinker, 23, of High Ridge.
Tinker and her passenger, 24-year-old Daniel S. Becher, also of High Ridge, were taken to the hospital in St. Clare for the treatment of moderate injuries. Decker was transported to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment, also for moderate injuries.
All three victims were wearing a seatbelt when the crash happened.
Both vehicles were totaled in the crash.
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