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Missouri man, teen die after head-on crash with semi

Published 2019-10-09T07:00:00.044Z

REYNOLDS COUNTY —Two people died in an accident just after 11:50a.m. Tuesday in Reynolds County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 1996 Chevy Blazer driven by Edward L. Baugh, 41, Black, Mo., was northbound on Highway 49 seven miles north of Lesterville.

The SUV crossed the centerline into the path of and struck a 2016 Freightliner semi driven by Joseph C. Miller, 52, Poplar Bluff, head-on.

Baugh and a 16-year-old passenger in the SUV were pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Mcspadden Funeral Home.  Miller was transported to the Iron County Hospital. Baugh was not wearing a seat belt, according to the MSHP.