Woman seriously hurt in Ste. Genevieve rear-end collision

STE. GENEVIEVE, MO (STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY) – A woman was seriously injured in a three-vehicle collision Saturday morning in Ste. Genevieve County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at 10:40 a.m. at the intersection of Village Drive and U.S. Highway 61 when a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country, driven by 55-year-old Ste. Genevieve woman Alice R. Bequette, stopped to make a left turn.

The Chrysler was then rear-ended by a 2013 Chevrolet truck operated by Ste. Genevieve teen Matthew T. Huck, 18.

A 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by 17-year-old Jessica L. Rayfield, of St. Mary, was traveling on the opposite side of the highway at time of the crash. It was struck with debris from both vehicles, causing minor damage.

After the collision, Bequette was taken to Mercy Jefferson Hospital for the treatment of serious injuries. Authorities are unsure if she was wearing a seatbelt when the crash happened.

The teens are not reported as injured.

The truck was extensively damaged and the Chrysler was totaled in the accident.

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