JEFFERSON COUNTY ( – A two-car crash near Hillsboro left both drivers dead and three children injured late Saturday night.

The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. at Highway A near Pioneer Road. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2010 Ford Escape was going eastbound on Highway A and a 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander was going westbound when both cars crossed the center line and hit each other head-on. The drivers of each car, 28-year-old Andrew Sanchez of Bloomsdale, Mo., and 49-year-old Karen Crouse of Hillsboro, Mo. were killed.

A 1-year-old and 2-year-old child from the Escape were taken to a hospital with serious injuries. A 7-year-old child in the Mitsubishi was airlifted to a St. Louis-hospital with serious injuries. 

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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