Scene of Fatal Crash on Highway 5 Niangua Bridge

photo courtesy Missouri State Highway Patrol

CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — Three people were killed and two children injured in a crash that took place on Highway 5, Thursday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 32-year-old Amber Metcalf, of Versailles, Mo. and 33-year-old Jessica Brazil, of Camdenton, Mo., were killed in the head-on crash. The Patrol says Metcalf's Chrysler Pacifica was headed north on Highway 5 when it crossed over the center line and crashed into a Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Brazil. According to the report, the crash occurred on the "land-bridge" portion of the Niangua Bridge on Highway 5, in Greenview. The crash killed both drivers and seriously injured three children who were in the minivan: four-year-old Jordan Brazil, two-year-old Malachi Brazil, and six-year-old Jozlan Pawelczaklister. All three children were transported to Springfield for hospitalization. Malachi ultimately succumbed to his serious wounds and died at the hospital.

The Patrol confirmed the immediate family members of the deceased had been notified.

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