3 dead, 1 airlifted after head-on collision near Sullivan, Mo.

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by Brendan Marks / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 11 at 5:51 PM

(KMOV) -- Police say three people were killed in a wreck involving two vehicles near Sullivan, Mo. on Friday.

According to police, the driver of a pickup truck was traveling north on Highway 185 near Highway EE around 6:35 a.m. when he tried to pass another vehicle on a hilly section of the roadway.

Police say the truck then collided head-on with a car traveling in the southbound lanes.

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Two women and one man in the car were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition. More details surrounding the incident were not immediately available

 

Highway 185 was completely shut down in both directions while crews worked to clear the scene.

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