One dead after head-on crash on Highway 79 in Lincoln County

LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. - One person is dead after a car driving northbound on Highway 79 crossed into the southbound lanes, hitting two other cars head on.

It happened at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 79 at Franke, when police say a 30-year-old Foley woman driving a 2002 Jeep Cherokee sideswiped a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 79-year-old Foley man.

The woman driving the Cherokee lost control, traveled into the southbound lanes, and hit a 1993 Dodge Dakota driven by 48-year-old Dennis Stevens of Winfield head on.

Stevens was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The 30-year-old woman suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. She was not wearing a seatbelt.


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