Couple killed in wreck on Highway 61 in Jefferson County - KMOV.com

Couple killed in wreck on Highway 61 in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) –A couple was killed in a multi-vehicle wreck in Festus Wednesday morning.

Police said Keith Buehler, 17, was driving on northbound Highway 61 near Interstate 55 around 11 a.m. when he ran a red light and slammed into the driver’s side of another vehicle.

The driver and passenger in the vehicle that was struck were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Buehler was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

The Missouri Highway Patrol continues to investigate.

No charges have been filed in the incident.

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