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JEFFERSON COUNTY (KSDK) – A head-on collision from driving the wrong way killed a 66-year-old man on Highway 21 in Jefferson County Tuesday night.

According to Missouri Highway Patrol, Robert Eberhardt, of Arnold, traveled southbound in northbound lanes of Highway 21, just south of Highway 141 around 10:30 p.m. Eberhardt collided with an oncoming SUV.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities transported two 16-year-olds to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries, according to troopers.

Troopers don't know the reason Eberhardt traveled down the wrong side of the roadway prior to the accident.

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