US 61 Crash Leaves Two Dead
Two Laddonia, Missouri residents are dead after a head-on collision in Marion County Saturday. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the crash happened on US-61, ten miles north of Palmyra at 4:32 p.m.
Troopers say 73 year-old Maureen Young of Laddonia was traveling northbound on 61 when her SUV skidded off the roadway and crossed the median. The vehicle crashed head-on into an oncoming southbound pickup. It was driven by 53-year-old Daniel Prisner of LaGrange.
Marion County Coroner Darrell McCoy pronounced Young and a passenger, 74-year-old Howard Young, dead at the scene. Troopers report the Youngs were not buckled up at the time of the crash.
Prisner suffered serious injuries and was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy.