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Police: 2 women killed in southeast Missouri head-on crash

January 15, 2021 GMT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Two women were killed in a head-on crash on Interstate 55 just north of Cape Girardeau in southeastern Missouri, police there said.

The crash happened Thursday afternoon when a northbound car crossed the median into oncoming traffic and collided with a southbound sport utility vehicle, the Southeast Missourian reported.

Police said a passenger in the car — an 18-year-old woman from Cape Girardeau — was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. A 77-year-old from Galesburg, Illinois, who was a passenger in the SUV later died at a hospital, police said. Their names were not immediately released.

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The drivers of both vehicles were seriously injured in the crash, Cape Girardeau police said.