2 Dead as car strikes tractor trailer in Jefferson County - KMOV.com

2 Dead as car strikes tractor trailer in Jefferson County

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By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Two people were killed when a car struck a tractor trailer on Old Highway M early Saturday morning.

Officials say Joseph Davis, 31, was driving westbound on Highway M just east of Lemay Ferry around 1 a.m. Matthew Held, 57, and Brian Massey, 31, were passengers in the vehicle.

According to police, the tractor trailer ws backing up to turn into a private drive when Davis rear-ended the rig. 

Officials say no one was wearing a seat belt in the car Davis was driving.

Davis and Held were taken to the hospital but died from their injuries. Massey suffered moderate injuries and is being treated at an area hospital.

The driver of the tractor trailer, David Vanpelt, 57, was not injured.

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