Woman and 5-year-old girl hurt in Defiance wrong-way crash

DEFIANCE, MO (ST. CHARLES COUNTY) – A woman and a 5-year-old girl were injured after they were struck by a wrong-way driver in St. Charles County on Friday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at Highway D and Wildlife Lane at about 12:45 p.m., when the driver of a 2002 Toyota Camry, a 17-year-old girl from Defiance, crossed over the center line and into the lane of oncoming traffic.

The Camry collided head-on with a 2013 Toyota Corolla, operated by 39-year-old Florangel Ramos-Yepez, also of Defiance.

Both vehicles were then sent into a spin on the right side of the highway.

Ramos-Yepez was taken to the hospital in St. Louis with severe injuries. A 5-year-old Defiance girl in her vehicle was also taken to the same hospital for the treatment of minor wounds.

The teenage driver was not reported as hurt.

The two drivers were reported as wearing their seatbelts when the accident occurred.

Both vehicles were totaled in the crash.

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