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2 killed after car hits motorcycle in Jefferson County

Both people on the motorcycle were thrown from the motorcycle and killed in the crash
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. — Two people were killed in a crash in Jefferson County Sunday afternoon.

A spokesman for the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 3 p.m. on Route 21 near Liberty Ridge Road in an unincorporated part of the county. 

Both people on the motorcycle died from their injuries. 

Caitlyn L. Ronchetto, 24 and 25-year-old Matthew Uzzetta were pronounced dead at the scene. 

The driver of the vehicle, a 16-year-old boy, suffered minor injuries. The driver tried to turn onto Liberty Ridge Road and traveled into the path of the motorcycle, which caused it to hit the front of the motorcycle, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The road was closed for a few hours so the crash could be cleaned up and investigated. 

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