PHELPS COUNTY, Missouri-  An elderly couple from St. James were killed in a head-on crash on Route BB just south of the city Sunday morning.

Deceased are William Elmer Peterman, 85, and Faith  Peterman, 80. They both died after the crash. Faith was taken to Phelps County Regional Medical Center and Elmer was lifeflighted to University Hospital.

Troopers say the collision occurred after  Thomas Shipman, 19, of Fort Know, KY crossed the centerline in a pickup truck, Peterman then also crossed the centerline to avoid the collision but both hit. Shipman was not reported as injured.

Both pickups involved were demolished and towed.

Trooper Crawford responded at 10:15 a.m. and was assisted by other troopers and emergency personnel.