(KMOV) – Two teens from St. Louis and one woman from Couterville, Illinois were seriously injured in a St. Clair County car crash Saturday afternoon after two cars collided on Illinois Route 15 near Venedy Road.
The two teens, ages 14 and 16, were headed westbound on Illinois Route 15 when they went onto the wrong side of the road and struck another car head on.
The impact of the crash landed both cars in a ditch.
The teen driver said he fell asleep while driving and crossed into oncoming traffic.
A 53-year-old woman was seriously injured in the crash and was airlifted to St. Louis University.
An ambulance took both teens with serious injuries to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital where they were stabilized and transported to St. Louis Hospital.
All victims were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.