Crash kills 2 Missouri Southern football playersTwo Missouri Southern football players have been killed in a car accident in southwest Missouri.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Two Missouri Southern football players have been killed in a car accident in southwest Missouri.
The school said Michael McCrimmons and Diondre Johnson, both 19-year-old freshmen from Springfield, died early Friday.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a car carrying the players and two other people ran off Interstate 44 about two miles east of Sarcoxie. Johnson died after being thrown from the vehicle. A tractor-trailer truck hit the vehicle, killing McCrimmons.
The driver, 19-year-old Jeremy Johnson of Harrison, Ark., was hit by a car as he walked along the highway. His condition was not immediately available.
Another student, 19-year-old Patrick Holt, of Benton, Ark., a member of Missouri Southern's golf team, was in serious condition at a Springfield hospital.