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Police ID men killed in Thursday afternoon crash in High Ridge

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Two people died in head-on wreck in High Ridge Thursday afternoon Two people died in head-on wreck in High Ridge Thursday afternoon

HIGH RIDGE, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Police have identified two people who were killed in a head-on crash in High Ridge Thursday afternoon.

A 2005 Ford Ranger was attempting to make a lane change near the intersection of Highway 30 and Dillon Drive around 3 p.m. when the left rear of the vehicle struck the right front of a 1996 Chevrolet Silverado.

Following the collision, the Silverado traveled across the grass median and overturned, while the Ranger overturned and traveled into the path of a 1999 Plymouth Prowler.

The driver of the Ranger, Jacob A. Grotegeers, 23, of House Springs, and the driver of the Prowler, Richard E. Mydlo, 77, of House Springs, were killed in the crash.

All lanes of westbound Highway 30 were closed for several hours. The entire road re-opened Thursday evening.

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