The Missouri State Highway Patrol says four people were killed in two separate accidents Thursday on central Missouri roadways.

Three people were pronounced dead after a head-on collision around 2 p.m. in Audrain County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a Chevrolet Monte Carlo attempted to pass a Freightliner on US 54 south of Ladonnia, and struck a Mercury Mariner, which was pushed into the Freightliner. 75-year-old Douglas Turner and 72-year-old Helen Turner of Licking, Missouri, and 18-year-old Kyreoin Glispe of Justice, Illinois, were pronounced dead following the accident. The driver of the Monte Carlo, 21-year-old Kierra Glispie, was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries.

A woman from Edwards, Missouri was killed in Camden County around 8:30 Thursday morning, when she was partially ejected from a Dodge Grand Caravan that crossed the center line on Rt. Z and struck a Ford Edge head-on. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 24-year-old Brittney Barfield was pronounced dead by the Camden County Coroner. Five others involved in the accident, including three young children, suffered minor to serious injuries.

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