A pair of accidents this weekend in Mid Missouri kill four and seriously injure one.
The first accident happened on Highway 22 west of Highway Y in Boone County early Saturday morning when a Buick driven by 38-year old Amy Henrichsen of Laddonia crossed the center line and struck a Dodge driven by 20-year old Miasja Galloway-Muphy of Fulton.
Both drivers were killed as was an as yet unidentified passenger in Galloway-Muphy’s vehicle.
That accident happened just after 2:00 Saturday morning.
The second fatality accident happened Saturday afternoon at 2:25 in Cole County on Route B just north of Osage Bend Road.
52-year old William E. Nichols of Centralia was driving a 2020 Harley Davidson and failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the left side of the road.
Nichols and his passenger, 51-year old Melinda J. Swanson, also of Centralia, were thrown from the motorcycle and struck a fence line.
Nichols was pronounced dead at the scene and Swanson was flown to a Columbia hospital with serious injuries.
These are Troop F’s third, fourth, fifth and sixth fatalities for July and 39th, 40th, 41st, and 42nd fatalities for 2022.