A man and a woman from Villa Ridge were killed on Saturday afternoon when they were involved in a one-vehicle accident on Highway AH west of the Moselle area.
According to the Missouri Highway Patrol's preliminary online report, James V. Strube, 53, and Holly M. Strube, 33, both were pronounced dead at the scene by St. Clair Ambulance personnel.
Two other people, Danny Strube, 13, and Kevin Strube, 10, both passengers in the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, suffered serious injuries in the 1:30 p.m. crash on Highway AH about 1.6 miles east of the Interstate 44 South Service Road.
The children were flown by air ambulance to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.
The patrol stated that James Strube was driving the Trailblazer westbound on Highway AH and crossed the center line. He overcorrected, and the SUV traveled off the right side of the road and struck a rock and a tree.
No one in the vehicle was wearing a safety belt.