Baby, toddler and teen among 5 killed as SUV driver overcorrects after drifting off road

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JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) – Authorities say a baby, toddler and three others have been killed in a suburban St. Louis crash.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 22-year-old Travon Nelson, of Florissant, was behind the wheel of a sport utility vehicle when he went off the side of a road in Jennings and overcorrected Saturday afternoon.

He then drove into oncoming traffic and struck a cargo van before overturning.

The crash killed Nelson, 22-year-old Kristy Monroe, of Mexico, Missouri, along with the baby, toddler and a 16-year-old.

The names of the three juveniles weren’t immediately released.

The driver of the van was rushed to a hospital in serious condition.

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