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One dead after crash in Cole County

A crash on Highway 54 in Cole County killed one person and injured two others Sunday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a Mercedes was stopped for unknown reasons in the passing lane of the highway near Sandy Fork Road. A second car hit the first in the rear.

The driver of the first car, Alexander Klimenko, died at the scene; the passenger in that car and the driver of the second car both got serious injuries. Klimenko, 80, was from St. Louis.

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