Crash Kills 2 Missouri Southern Football Players

4 years 10 months 3 weeks ago December 03, 2011 Dec 3, 2011 Saturday, December 03 2011 Saturday, December 03, 2011 8:33:55 PM CST in Football
By: Associated Press

JOPLIN (AP) -- Two Missouri Southern football players have been killed in a car accident in southwest Missouri. The school said Michael McCrimmons and Diondre Johnson, both 19-year-old freshmen from Springfield, died early Friday.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a car carrying the players and two other people ran off Interstate 44 about two miles east of Sarcoxie. Johnson died after being thrown from the vehicle. A tractor-trailer truck hit the vehicle, killing McCrimmons.

The driver, 19-year-old Jeremy Johnson of Harrison, Arkansas was hit by a car as he walked along the highway. His condition was not immediately available.

Another student, 19-year-old Patrick Holt, of Benton, Arkansas a member of Missouri Southern's golf team, was in serious condition at a Springfield hospital.

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