(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.