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Sep 01 2012

Three Killed In Accident West of Mexico Friday Afternoon

Three people are dead after the vehicle they were in is hit by a semi west of Mexico late Friday afternoon. Missouri Highway Patrol officials say 21-year-old John Deak, of Wellsville, was eastbound on Highway 22 just west of Audrain County Road 232 when his car crossed the centerline. It spun sideways and was hit broadside by a westbound semi. Deak and two passengers, 15-year- old Angela Conder of Benton City and 22-year-old Timothy Penrod of Wellsville were killed. It is still unknown what caused deak to cross the centerline. The accident happened at 4:30 Friday afternoon.