Driver recovering after head-on collision with fire truck in Lake Saint Louis

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 12:27 AM

South Service Road near I-70 -- Lake Saint Louis, MO

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LAKE SAINT LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A woman remains hospitalized after her car and a Lake Saint Louis fire truck collided head-on Friday night.

Melonie Reeves, 39, was driving eastbound on Veterans Memorial Parkway near Interstate 70 when the vehicles crashed around 9:15 p.m. Reeves was airlifted to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

Three firefighters were also taken to a hospital with minor injuries.  One firefighter was treated and released after less than an hour. Fire officials said they were hospitalized as a precautionary measure.

A fire department spokesman says the fire pumper truck was returning to the fire house and did not have on its lights and siren.

Reeves' vehicle, a 2010 Ford Fusion, was totaled in the crash, while the fire truck sustained moderate damage.

The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. 

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