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Gazette Premium Content Three Colorado children killed in Missouri crash

Associated Press - Published: March 23, 2014

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — Two adults and three children have been killed in a two-vehicle accident in southwest Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred early Sunday when the vehicle carrying the five victims crossed the center line of a Lawrence County road and collided head on with a pickup.

The patrol identified the fatality victims as 27-year-old Lori L. Stephens of Van Buren; 30-year-old John A. Stephens of Van Buren; 4-year-old Tyler Pappan, 7-year-old Harly Pappan and 5-year-old David Pappan. The patrol says the children were from Ordway, Colo.

The patrol says the driver of the pickup was hospitalized with serious injuries.

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