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Four people, including two children, killed in Macon County crash



Four people, including two young children, were killed in a crash in Macon County on Friday morning on Highway 36, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report.

The crash occurred as a 2018 Toyota Camry – driven by 85-year-old Jean Jones, of Macon – failed to yield and hit a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox that was driven by Julie Alspaugh, 56, of Hannibal, the report states. The Chevrolet then lost control and traveled into the path of a 2016 Freightliner – driven by Eugene Niethe III, of Wood River, Illinois.

The report states that Alspaugh was pronounced dead at the scene, as were two of her passengers, 30-year-old Kailen Ritter Quigley and a 4-year-old girl, both of Quincy, Illinois, and were all brought to Hutton McElwain Funeral Home. Another passenger in the Chevrolet – a 7-year-old boy from Quincy – was brought to Samaritan Hospital by ambulance, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Jones and Niethe had no reported injuries. All drivers and passengers listed in the crash report were secured in their proper safety devices.

The Freightliner and Chevrolet were totaled, while the Toyota had minor damage, the report states.

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