Sadly a young life was taken too soon Thursday morning when a car crash killed a Park Hills, Missouri teen. Furthermore, a 15-year-old girl was killed after her vehicle hit a dump truck. The crash happened on Highway 21 in Washington County just before 7:00 a.m. near Simpson Road.
The teen was Erin Mathenia, who was turning onto the roadway when she struck the dump truck. Mathenia’s mother and younger brother were in the vehicle at the time of the crash as well. Although Mathenia was wearing a seatbelt when her vehicle was struck, she was pronounced dead at the scene. Furthermore, Mathenia’s mother was seriously injured in the crash, and her brother was unharmed. The driver of the dump truck was not injured in the crash. It is unknown what caused Mathenia to not see the dump truck as she was turning.
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