ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO – Two men are dead after a wrong-way head-on collision along U.S. 67 Friday morning.
According to the official crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred in the southbound lanes of U.S. 67 just south of Maple Street at about 7:18 a.m.
Officials say a 2011 GMC Sierra driven by 67-year-old Paul Smith was driving northbound in the southbound lanes when he collided head-on with 25-year-old Joshua Boyer’s 2012 Chevy Sonic.
Smith was pronounced dead by officials at the scene while Boyer was rushed to the hospital where he died several hours later.
An investigation is likely underway into what caused Smith to be traveling in the wrong direction.
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