Accidents kill 2 on Monday

Two Mid-Missouri residents were killed Monday in separate accidents.

A Hermann teen was killed in a two-vehicle accident at 2 p.m. Monday on Missouri 19, south of Porters Road, in Montgomery County.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reported a 1997 Toyota, driven north by Taylor Thompson, 17, Hermann, crossed the center line and struck a 2008 Ford, driven southbound by Gerald J. Vanstrien, 68, Perry, head-on.

Thompson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital.

Vanstrien was wearing a seat belt.

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