An 18-year-old Wentzville man, Cohlin Tindle, was killed in a three-car crash on Highway 47 South Wednesday afternoon. 

According to Union police, Tindle was driving a 2005 Ford Focus southbound on Highway 47 south of Highway 50 at approximately 1:38 p.m. when he crossed the center line and struck a 2008 Ford Taurus X being driven northbound by Lamanda G. Huff, 38, St. Clair. 

Tindle's vehicle continued southbound in the northbound lane, striking a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu head on. The Malibu was being driven by Mark Haynes, 60, Robertsville. 

Union Fire and Union Ambulance extricated Tindle and the passenger in his vehicle, Jeremiah G. Seagraves, 19, Lake St. Louis. 

Tindle was transported to Mercy Hospital Washington, where he was pronounced dead. He was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

Seagraves was transported to Mercy Hospital Creve Coeur. 

Three of the five children in Huff's vehicle, all ages 16 or younger, were transported to Mercy Hospital Washington. 

Haynes also was transported to Mercy Hospital Washington. 

Haynes, Huff and all passengers were wearing a seat belt, police said. 

The Missouri Department of Transportation assisted in traffic control while the investigation was conducted.

The highway was closed for approximately four hours for the investigation, which is ongoing.

*Note: An earlier version said Lamanda Huff was transported to the hospital with injuries, however, she was not injured, according to police. That change is reflected above.


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At least one fatality has been confirmed, however, vehicle descriptions and identifications are not being released at this time.

Officers on the scene said at least four people were transported.

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