A California couple was killed Saturday in a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Moniteau County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that an eastbound 1988 Kenworth grain truck, driven by 26-year-old Benjamin A. Knipp of Tipton, was on US 50, west of Cross Lane Road (east of Tipton) just before 7 p.m., when Knipp started to make a left turn, when the Kenworth was struck in the rear by an eastbound 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, driven by 79-year-old Richard E. Manning of California. Richard and his passenger, 74-year-old Mary L. Manning of California, were pronounced dead at the scene by Moniteau County Coroner Brad Friedmeyer at 7:35 p.m.

The bodies were taken to Windmill Ridge Funeral Home in California.

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The Kenworth had moderate damage, while the Chrysler had extensive damage.

This was Troop F's 5th and 6th fatalties for October, and the 64th and 65th fatalities for 2022.

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