Suspect is arrested after fatal drunken driving accident

2 years 5 months 4 weeks ago Monday, May 16 2016 May 16, 2016 Monday, May 16, 2016 7:49:24 AM CDT May 16, 2016 in Continuous News
By: The Associated Press

KENNETT, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspected drunken driver in a head-on crash that killed a husband and wife in southeast Missouri.

The Daily American Republic (http://bit.ly/1COCxBR) reports that the crash happened late Friday in Dunklin County when a pickup truck crossed the center line of U.S. 62 and struck a sedan. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 46-year-old James P. Kerperien, and 44-year-old Stephanie A. Kerperien, both of Campbell, were pronounced dead early Saturday at the scene. The Kerperiens were in the sedan.

The truck's 24-year-old driver is jailed in Dunklin County. The patrol says he is suspected of being intoxicated at the time of his arrest.

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