Fatality crash south of Waterloo


Pictured is the crash scene on Friday. (Sean McGowan photo)

A woman airlifted from the scene of a Friday crash near Waterloo has died of her injuries at a St. Louis hospital.

Emergency personnel responded about 4:30 p.m. Friday to a two-vehicle crash on Maeystown Road at KK Road south of Waterloo.

The Waterloo Fire Department was dispatched to the scene due to entrapment, and Arch Air Medical Helicopter transported one patient to a St. Louis hospital with serious injuries.

The sheriff’s department said Marcia Andres, 63, of Belleville, was airlifted to Saint Louis University Hospital. The passenger in her 1986 Ford car, Dennis Grimes, 64, of Belleville, was transported by ambulance to St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis County.

The other vehicle, a 2002 Ford truck, was driven by Timothy Burns Jr., 20, of Fults. He was transported to Red Bud Regional Hospital.

“Drugs and paraphernalia were located in Burns’ vehicle and charges are pending,” Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing said.

An Illinois State Police accident reconstructionist team kept the highway closed for several hours before it was reopened.

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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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