Fatal crash on Floraville Road

Floraville Road was closed for more than four hours following a fatal vehicle crash that occurred about 6:30 a.m. Monday between Millstadt and Paderborn.

St. Clair County police and emergency personnel responded to the scene. Police said a Ford Fiesta driven by Rebecca Martin, 33, of Smithton, was traveling west on Klein Road and appeared to miss a stop sign at the intersection with Floraville Road when her car collided with a truck traveling southbound on Floraville Road.

Martin was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck, whose name was not yet provided, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries not considered to be life-threatening.

Floraville Road was still closed near the scene of the crash at 10 a.m.

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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.
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