Mid-Missouri couple killed in crash on U.S. 50

BEAUFORT, Mo. — A head-on collision has killed two people in eastern Missouri and injured a third.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. 50 near Beaufort in Franklin County.

The patrol says a westbound pickup truck driven by a 73-year-old Mount Sterling woman failed to negotiate a curve and struck an eastbound car head-on.

The crash killed the car’s driver, 71-year-old Frederick Kraisser, and his passenger, 70-year-old Joyce Kraisser. The patrol identifies the victims as a husband and wife from the town of Bland. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

The pickup’s driver was injured.

Beaufort is located about 50 miles west of St. Louis.


Initial Highway Patrol report


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