Car crashes into Ste. Genevieve house, both catch fire

WATCH: Fiery Hwy. 32 crash in Ste. Genevieve Co.
(Source: cNews)
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STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol was on the scene of a crash on Highway 32 in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo.

According to Trooper Justin Wheetley with highway patrol, troopers arrived on scene around 3 p.m.

He said a 16-year-old boy was driving erratically westbound on Highway 32 in Ste. Genevieve County on Monday afternoon. The driver tried to pass a tractor trailer, then saw oncoming traffic. He tried to get back behind the tractor trailer and lost control of the vehicle.

Wheetley said the driver went off the road just east of Sand Creek Road. The car overturned and then hit a house. The car caught fire and then caught the house on fire.

According to Wheetley, the driver has moderate injuries. He was taken to a Farmington, Mo. hospital.

No one was home at the time the house was hit and caught fire.

The incident is still under investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Trooper Wheetley said charges and citations could be possible, pending the outcome of the investigation.

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