UPDATED 7:48 a.m. Tuesday

HILLSBORO (KMOX) — Two teenage girls are dead following a multi-vehicle accident in Jefferson County.

It happened Monday evening on Highway A , east of Old Highway 21.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 19-year-old Genevieve Brown, of Festus, and 18-year-old Warsha Kumar of Yakima, Washington, were hit by another car when they exited their stalled vehicle.

Brown died at the scene and Kumar was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Two other cars, stopped on the shoulder, were also struck.

The 84-year-old driver and 91-year-old passenger of the car that hit all the vehicles received moderate injuries.

Previous reporting:

One person is dead and several others are injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Jefferson County Monday night.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a car broke down at Highway A and Highland Baptist Church Road near Hillsboro just before 6:30 p.m.

Several other motorists stopped to help and were pushing the disabled car off the road when they were struck from behind by another motorist.

Authorities haven’t yet identified the woman killed.

Another person was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

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