Woman killed in Pettis County head-on crash
PETTIS CO. - A woman was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 65 Thursday afternoon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Mary Brandt, 82, was driving northbound in the southbound lane on US-65 around 3 p.m., troopers said. She side swiped a car driven by 72-year-old Judith Frisch. Brandt then crashed head-on into a vehicle driven by 65-year-old Paul Luetjen, according to the crash report.
Brandt was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Luetjen was transported by helicopter to University Hospital with serious injuries.
Troopers said Brandt was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.