A man and girl were taken by Eureka ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur Friday morning when the driver of a 2001 Dodge Dakota truck crossed over the center line during a right-hand curve on Route W near Lafarge Drive and struck their 2002 Ford Explorer truck.
Carlos Chavez, 32, was driving with 11-year-old Amanda Pyle as a passenger when the accident occurred at 8:10 a.m. in Jefferson County.
The driver of the Dodge truck, Scott Bertholf, is 27 years old and a resident of St. Peters, MO. He was heading southbound on Route W while Chavez was heading northbound, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report filed by Cpl. Travis Croft.