COLE COUNTY, Mo. — A 19-year-old woman and 21-year-old man were killed, and four other people were seriously injured in a crash on Thursday night, south of Jefferson City.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when 19-year-old Sydney Shrag, of Jefferson City, was driving a 2016 Mazda 6 northbound on Route B, between Jefferson City and Wardsville. The Patrol says at around 8:59 p.m., Shrag’s vehicle crossed over the center line and hit a 2011 Chevy Silverado, head-on.
Shrag and a passenger in her vehicle, 21-year-old Damani Winters, were pronounced dead at the scene. Another passenger in her vehicle, 20-year-old Anthony Bertucci, sustained serious injuries. He was flown to University Hospital for treatment.
The Chevy was being driven by 51-year-old Aaron Hauzer, who sustained serious injuries. Two other passengers in the truck, 46-year-old Twila Hauzer and 67-year-old Bobbie Wilfawn, also sustained serious injuries. All three were taken via ambulance to University Hospital.
According to the Patrol’s report, none of the individuals, except Winters, were wearing a seat belt during the crash.