FRANKLIN Co., Missouri ( -- Four people were killed in a Franklin County accident.

Franklin County Accident

Police said the accident, which involved a semi truck and passenger car, happened at Highway 47 and Forest View drive south of Union Friday afternoon.

Police say the car crossed the center line and hit the tractor trailer. It then drifted and hit another car.

Missouri Highway Patrol troopers say four people, including two children, inside the car were killed. They were later identified as Michael Declue, 58, and Catherine Mesey, 78, both of De Soto, and Alayah Pratt, 4, and Isaac Pratt, 5, both of Desloge.

All of the deceased victims are related.

Police say the driver of the semi suffered minor injuries.

Nobody in the third vehicle was hurt.

Franklin County Accident

Both directions of Highway 47 were shut down for several hours but have since re-opened.

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