Patrol IDs 2 women killed in head-on crash in rural Missouri

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POTOSI, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified two women killed in a head-on crash in rural eastern Missouri over the weekend.

The crash happened shortly after 3 p.m. Highway 185 near the Pea Ridge Conservation Area when a sport utility vehicle and a large pickup truck collided head-on on the two-lane highway, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Investigators said the driver of the SUV, Karen Medlin, and her passenger, Norma Montgomery, both of Park Hills, died at the scene. The driver of the pickup and a 10-year-old passenger in the truck suffered moderate to minor injuries.

The patrol continues to investigate the cause of the crash.

The crash site is about 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) southwest of St. Louis.

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