VALLES MINES, MO (JEFFERSON COUNTY) – A woman was killed and a teenage boy was injured in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 67 in Jefferson County this morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The crash happened near Valles Mines on northbound Highway 67, south of Mt. Olive Road at about 11:44 a.m., when a 2003 Chevrolet Tracker blew a rear tire. The driver, 66-year-old Bonne Terre woman Mary J. Weinkein, overcorrected the vehicle to the left, causing it to run off the left side of the highway and roll over.
Weinkein was then ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:55 a.m.
A 15-year-old Bonne Terre boy also riding in the vehicle was taken to Mercy Jefferson Hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
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