Two men dead after head-on crash on Highway 54

3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago January 11, 2017 Jan 11, 2017 Wednesday, January 11 2017 Wednesday, January 11, 2017 5:34:00 AM CST in News
Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol
By: Charles Nichelson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

CALLAWAY COUNTY - Two men were killed in a head-on crash on the eastbound lane of Highway 54 near Route AA early Wednesday morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Around 3 a.m., 40-year-old Christopher Edwards of Fulton was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of Highway 54 when his car hit another vehicle driven by 32-year-old Christopher Steeleman of New Bloomfield, troopers said.

Steeleman's vehicle hit the median and overturned, according to officials. Edwards's car caught fire after also hitting the median. 

Both Edwards and Steeleman were pronounced dead at the scene, MSHP said. 

Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt, according to the crash report.

[Editor's note: this story will continue to be updated as details are released.] 

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