COPY-2 die in head-on crash in southwest Missouri

CARR LANE, Mo. (AP) - Two people have died in a head-on crash near the southwest Missouri town of Carr Lane.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victims as 79-year-old James. M. Echols and 65-year-old Patricia Kobashigawa, both of Shell Knob. The accident happened Thursday afternoon when a sport utility vehicle crossed the center line of Missouri 39 and collided head on with the victims' van.

The victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The patrol says the SUV's driver was tested for alcohol.

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