Two Dead In U.S. 63 Accident
Police identified the victims as Whitney Bentlage, 18, and Elizabeth Shea, 20, of Columbia.
Bentlage lost control of the car on a wet stretch of U.S. 63. She traveled off the left side of the road, through the median, and collided with the oncoming tractor-trailer.
The two women were thrown from the vehicle. Officals pronounced both victims dead at the scene.
Relatives say the women were attending Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Sciences. They also say Shea was the mother of a one-and-a-half-year-old boy.