Authorities say two people have been killed in a head-on crash in central Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened Sunday night when a sport utility vehicle crossed the center line of U.S. 24 and struck a pickup truck south of the Randolph County town of Huntsville. The patrol identified the victims as 31-year-old Kayla Cox, of Salisbury, who was driver the SUV, and her friend, 47-year-old John Birmingham, of Bucklin.

The driver of the truck suffered moderate injuries.