JOPLIN, Missouri- Three are dead and another victim is hospitalized after a Fourth of July collision on Route V south of Joplin.
Troopers say Ronnie Ducommun, 32, of Wentzville and Janet Ducommun, 67, of Neosho were killed when they were struck by an Isuzu Rodeo driven by McKay Harris, 17, of Neosho. Harris suffered serious injuries but his passenger, Alex Ashlin, 18, of Neosho died. Neither were wearing seatbelts. The report says Harris crossed the centerline causing the head-on crash.
The deceased victims were transported to mortuaries in Joplin, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
Trooper Cpl. Hendrix responded at 1:20 am.