Two dead and two injured in a head-on collision on Route HH

JASPER COUNTY, MO — A head-on collision on Route HH close to Carthage resulted in two fatalities and two serious injuries, Ozarks First reports.

The accident happened on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. when 24-year-old Baylee Shorter’s 2008 Ford Taurus crossed the centerline and collided with the front of a 1999 Honda CRV driven by 17-year-old Jessica Batie. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.

Passengers from each vehicle sustained serious injuries and were transported to Mercy Hospital of Carthage.

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