OSAGE BEACH, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says two Osage Beach residents died after a single-vehicle crash on Route KK late Friday night.
Driver Cheryl Hogeland-Riegerix, 51, was pronounced deceased at Lake Regional Hospital while passenger Cary Whitworth, 45. was declared dead at the scene by medical examiner Dr. Stephanie Dominique. The victims were transported to Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton.
Troopers report the crash happened when Riegerix crossed the center-line and traveled off the road, down an embankment then struck a tree. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash according to the report and it is unknown if the passenger was in a restraint.
The major crash team was notified to assist a number of troopers at the scene in the investigation.