Injury crash south of Hecker


Emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash with injuries and road blockage in the rain on Route 159 near LL Road south of Hecker about 8:15 p.m. Friday.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department said Ryan Muench and Breanna Muench, both 33 and from Red Bud, and Jazmyn Diesen, 22, of Belleville and Abigail Kroener, 21, of Oakdale, were all injured in the crash. Diesen and Kroener were transported to Red Bud Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The Muenches were transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis County for treatment of various injuries.

The crash occurred just south of LL Road and an engine was thrown from one of the vehicles.

Ryan Muench was the driver of a 2011 Ford Edge and Jazmyn Diesen was driving a 2006 Pontiac G6. The Pontiac was traveling south on Route 159 when it drove on standing water, spun out of control and crossed into the center lane, striking the northbound Ford in the front passenger side quarter panel, according to police.

The Red Bud Fire Department assisted Monroe County EMS, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and other agencies at the scene.

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