Crash kills 5 after school reunion, prayer service

/ Source: The Associated Press

Five people were killed in a head-on collision on a two-lane highway in rural eastern Missouri.

St. Francois County Coroner Jim Coplin said authorities found no skid marks at the crash site on Missouri Route 00 in an area surrounded by wooded farmland about 70 miles south of St. Louis.

Coplin also said there were no witnesses to the accident.

The coroner said 59-year-old Bessie Barker, her husband Walter Barker, 57, and 60-year-old Norma Holloway were returning home from a high school reunion when their car crossed the center line late on Saturday.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said their car struck a vehicle belonging to 46-year-old Yvonne Fulton and 48-year-old Gregory Fulton. The Fultons were returning from a prayer service.

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