A head-on collision between Carthage and Carterville kills two and injures two others.
It happened just after 730 last night when a car driven by 24-year-old Baylee Shorter of Carthage was east on Fir road when she crossed the center line and hit a car driven by 17-year-old Jessica Batie of Joplin head-on.
Jessica was pronounced dead at the scene. Baylee died a short time later at a Joplin Hospital.
17-year-old Makayla Suter of Joplin, who was in the car driven by Shorter, and a 12-year-old girl also from Joplin, who was in the other car, suffered serious injuries and both needed to be transported to a local hospital.