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Saturday crash kills two people in Noel

Two people were killed and six people injured in an accident that took place at 10 am Saturday on MO 59, in Noel.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that a 2006 Toyota Corolla driven by 53-year-old Springdale resident Telni Helson began skidding on the wet roadway and traveled into the southbound lane. He collided with a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder, which was driven by 36-year-old Neosho resident Lidia Lopez.

Helson and a passenger in his vehicle, 42-year-old Springdale resident Marciana Bokadrik, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Lopez and her five passengers, which included a 7, 10, 11, and 14-year-old boy, as well as 38-year-old Otilio Vasquez, all of Neosho, were treated for minor injuries at Northwest Arkansas Medical Center in Springdale.

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