Two killed in head-on collision on Interstate 70

2 years 10 months 5 days ago Saturday, February 06 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 11:58:00 AM CST February 06, 2016 in News
By: Jake Schnierow, KOMU 8 Reporter and Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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CALLAWAY COUNTY - Two people are dead after an accident on eastbound Interstate 70 near Kingdom City Saturday morning around 10 a.m.

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers said a black Jaguar traveling west crossed under the metal wiring in the median before jumping over a Volkswagen and landing on a silver Honda on the other side of the road.

The driver of the Jaguar, 64-year-old Darrell Burgess, was confirmed dead. 81-year-old Beverly Burgess, the passenger in the Jaguar, later died around 8 p.m. after being transported to University Hospital.  

Troopers also said the driver of the Honda, 24-year-old Darion Jordan, is seriously injured. University Hospital said Monday Jordan was in good condition. 

The major crash unit is investigating the accident. Both lanes were back open by 1:45 p.m.

[Editor's Note: The story was updated with details of the accident and information on Jordan's condition.]

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