JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Five people died on Missouri roadways during the holiday weekend, with wrong-way Christmas Day accidents blamed in three of the deaths.
The counting period began Thursday night and ended Sunday. A 14-year-old girl from Ava died Thursday when the driver of the vehicle she was in lost control near Dora.
In Jackson County, 30-year-old Alexander Thirstrup of Lee's Summit and 27-year-old Domonic Robinson of Independence died Friday in an accident on Interstate 470. The patrol said Thirstrup's vehicle was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes, causing a wreck that involved five vehicles. Several other people were hurt.
In St. Louis County, 32-year-old Christopher Dauphin of St. Peters died Friday in a head-on accident on Highway 364 that involved four vehicles. The patrol said Dauphin was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes. Two other drivers suffered moderate injuries.
On Sunday, 56-year-old Kelly Sullivan of Kansas City died when her vehicle left U.S. 50 in Cole County and overturned.