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Weather contributed to double fatality near Springfield

May 21, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a downpour of rain contributed to a deadly double fatality crash near Springfield.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when the victim’s sport utility vehicle skidded across the center of U.S. 160 about 1 mile (1.61 kilometer) west of Springfield and struck a tractor-trailer. Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace says it was raining heavily at the time.

The victims were identified as 23-year-old Brandon Beasley and his wife, 24-year-old Christin Beasley, of Willard.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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