Dump truck collision kills permit driver, hurts mother - KMOV.com

Dump truck collision kills permit driver, hurts mother

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) - A 15-year-old permit driver was killed and her mother was seriously injured in a car accident in Washington County Thursday morning. 

Erin Mathenia was pulling out of a driveway onto Simpson Road at Highway 21 in a Plymouth Neon when her vehicle was struck by a dump truck. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Erin's mother, Jennifer Mathenia, 35, and 14-year-old brother, were passengers in the Neon.

Jennifer was seriously injured and airlifted to a hospital for treatment. Her brother was not seriously injured in the accident.

Both Erin and Jennifer Mathenia were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision.

Authorities did not report any injuries to the driver of the dump truck.

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