Woman dies after fiery O’Fallon, Missouri crash

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O'FALLON, Mo. - Skid marks, broken road signage, and burned grass show the remnants of a fatal fiery crash that happened on Highway 79 near the entrance ramp to I-70 early Monday morning. A FOX 2 viewer who tried to save the person inside sent in this video.

The crash happened on Highway 79 at Salt Lick Road at around 12:30am. She recalls a driver going extremely fast, driving southbound on 79, and quickly losing control of the car striking a light pole.

While on the phone with 911, the viewer says she tried to help the person, but within seconds the car burst into flames.

A woman was the only one inside the vehicle.  She died from her injuries in the crash.  The victim has not yet been identified.

This fiery crash comes just days after a 4-year-old little girl lost her life on salt river road in St. Peters. Police say a Florissant man hit a patch of ice and lost control of his van, crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a Jeep Cherokee.

Five people were inside of that SUV, two adults, a seven-month-old, a nearly 2-year-old and the 4-year-old. An off-duty EMT started performing CPR on the 4-year-old but she later died in the hospital. Everyone else in the crash is expected to recover.

The 4-year-old`s family set up a GoFundMe page.  <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/7dt2g-please-help-with-funeral-costs?fbclid=IwAR0ow40ey-QG-hYhvGhI6TJzwEwuWlsfAckBhtai3MZTFAA6YfPSVDuBCl4">You can donate to it here</a>.


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