Authorities identify 2 killed in head-on collision in Jefferson County

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by KMOV.com staff

Wrong-way driver, 1 other killed in head-on collision in Jefferson Co.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 26 at 6:47 AM

(KMOV) – Two people, including a wrong-way driver, were killed in a head-on collision in Jefferson County on Tuesday.

According to police, 82-year-old Mary Burke exited Highway M and got on southbound Highway 21 going north. 

Police say Burke drove the wrong way for several miles before hitting another vehicle at Shady Valley near Imperial around 12:15 p.m. 

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Burke, of St. Louis,  was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver in the other vehicle, identified as 25-year-old James Sybert, was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. 

The southbound lanes of Highway 21 were shut down as crews worked to clear the wreck.

Additional details surrounding the wreck were not immediately available.

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