Union, MO (KSDK) - A collision between two vehicles in Franklin County Tuesday afternoon has claimed the life of a woman from Crawford County.
Missouri Highway Patrol troopers say just before 5:00 p.m. a westbound car driven by 65 year old Martha Hartwig of Cuba crossed the center of Highway 50 near Old State Road and crashed head on with an eastbound pick-up truck.
Troopers say both of the vehicles erupted into flames upon impact. Hartwig was pronounced dead at the crash scene just west of Union.
Seven men inside the pick-up truck, all residents of the State of Texas, were also injured and taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington with moderate injuries.