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2 women dead after being hit by vehicle when their SUV stalled near Hillsboro

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Photo of Genevieve 'Genny' Brown ( Credit: Facebook) Photo of Genevieve 'Genny' Brown ( Credit: Facebook)
Photo of Warsha Kumar (Credit: Facebook) Photo of Warsha Kumar (Credit: Facebook)
Police on the scene of a wreck in which several good samaritans helping a stalled driver were hit. Credit: KMOV Police on the scene of a wreck in which several good samaritans helping a stalled driver were hit. Credit: KMOV
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Two women were killed when they were hit by a vehicle after their car stalled near Hillsboro Monday evening.

Genny Brown, 19, of Festus, and Warsha Kumar, 18, of Yakima, Washington, were driving a 2002 Land Rover Discovery when it stalled in the westbound lane of Highway A near Highland Baptist Church Road around 6 p.m.

Investigators say two other vehicles stopped on the right shoulder to help but as Brown and Kumar were getting out of the SUV, they were struck from behind by a car driven by an 84-year old woman.

Brown was pronounced dead at the crash scene. Kumar was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

According to friends, Brown joined the U.S. Army Reserves even before she graduated with honors last year from Hillsboro High School. Kumar and Brown met in the reserves and became friends. Kumar recently moved to the Hillsboro area and the two planned to be roommate as they attended area colleges.

The elderly driver and passenger of the Cherokee were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

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