4 die in crash in central Missouri’s Morgan County

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SMITHTON, Mo. (AP) _ Four people are dead and two are seriously injured after a head-on crash in central Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened Friday night when an eastbound car attempted to pass a tractor-trailer and collided with a westbound car on U.S. 50 in Morgan County.

The patrol says the eastbound car’s driver, 22-year-old Kelsey Toebben, of Jefferson City, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 25-year-old passenger, Justin Gaddis, of Knob Noster, died at a hospital.

Also killed at the scene were the westbound car’s 42-year-old driver, Philip Allen, and a 44-year-old passenger, Carin Allen, both of Rolla. The patrol says a 12-year-old girl in the westbound car was flown to a Kansas City hospital, and a 14-year-old boy was taken by ambulance to a Columbia hospital.