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3 folks die in 4-vehicle crash in Crawford County

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Mo. – A few men and women died in a 4-automobile crash Thursday afternoon on I-44 at the 214-mile marker.

Allan R. Bates, 69, of Lake Well worth, Florida, was driving a 2019 Ford F-650 UHAUL westbound on I-44 all-around 4:54 p.m. when he misplaced control and struck a 2015 Honda Odyessy driven by Mark A. Polsak, 45, of Large Ridge, in accordance to a Missouri Point out Highway Patrol preliminary report.

The Ford F-650 then crossed the median and struck a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox head-on. The Chevrolet was pushed by Frank L. Handley, 23, of Janesville, Wisconsin.

The Chevrolet then struck a 2015 Ford Transit Van that was driven by Michael W. Semmens Sr., 47, of Genoa, Illinois.

Handley and passengers Eve A. King, 22, of Janesville, Wisconsin, and Ronald King, 19, of Beloit, Wisconsin ended up pronounced lifeless at the scene by the Crawford County coroner at 5:29 p.m., in accordance to the Missouri Condition Freeway Patrol.

Ronald King was not sporting a seat belt.

Semmens sustained minor accidents and was transported by North Crawford County Ambulance to Missouri Baptist Healthcare facility in Sullivan.

He was putting on a seatbelt.