One Airlifted In Fatal Head-On Crash

Washington Fire Crews had to extricate the driver of the vehicle pictured above and was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center in Creve Ceour, Mo.

WASHINGTON, Mo. - Late Wednesday afternoon at approximately 3:41 p.m. Washington Fire and EMS crews responded to Highway 100 and Bluff Road (just east of Highway 185) for a head-on crash involving two cars.

Highway 100 shutdown in both directions for nearly four hours while the MSHP crash reconstruction team conducted an investigation as to the cause of the accident.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol 69-year-old Timothy Dineen of Hermann, Mo was fatally injured in Wednesday afternoon’s crash after he crossed the center line, hitting a Nissan Pathfinder head-on.

Pictured:  Looking towards the accident scene east of Bluff Road. 

The driver of the Nissan, 63-year-old Paula Gleitz of New Haven, Mo. was traveling westbound on Highway 100 when she was hit by Dineen who was traveling eastbound, driving a Linconln Continental.

Gleitz reportedly sustained serious injuries and was airlifted by ARCH Helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Creve Ceour, Mo.  The extend of her injuries are unknown.

New Haven Fire and EMS crews also responded to the scene to assist in working the accident.

The MSHP reports that both drivers were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Below is the Nissan Pathfinder driven by Paula Gleitz.