2 killed, 3 injured in late-night Maryland Heights collision

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) _ Two men have been killed and three injured after their SUV was hit by a van in the St. Louis area.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 19-year-old Irijah S. Johnson and 18-year-old Christian M. Mattingly were killed in the accident that occurred around 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Maryland Heights.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says the eastbound SUV was stopped for an unknown reason when it was rear-ended the van.

Nineteen-year-old Laurent J. Washington was taken to a hospital with a serious injury. Eighteen-year-olds Nicholas I. Gaines-Gracy and Montell M. Gunn also were taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.

The patrol says all five men were from the St. Louis area.

The driver of the van wasn’t injured.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch