UPDATE: Child becomes third fatality in Camden County crash
CAMDENTON, Mo. — A third victim has died following a two-vehicle crash in Camden County on March 22.
The crash happened on Highway 5 near the bridge over the Niangua River. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Amber Metcalf, of Versailles, crossed the center line and hit a vehicle driven by 33-year-old Jessica Brazil of Camdenton.
Both women died at the scene. Three children, ages 6, 4 and 2, who were passengers in Brazil's vehicle, were taken to a Springfield hospital with serious injuries. The two-year-old child, Malachi Brazil, died of his injuries Tuesday night.
The highway was closed for nearly three hours after the accident.
(Editor's note: this story has been updated to include the death of a child as a result of the crash)