2 killed in Saline County collision

December 4, 2012

Two people were killed in a head-on collision at 7:54 a.m. Monday in Saline County.

Sherry L. Hess, 60, of Slater, was driving west on state Route 40 when she crossed the centerline and hit a vehicle driven by Jeremy W. Rader, 20, of Gilliam, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.

Hess was pronounced dead at the scene. Rader was taken to Fitzgibbon Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Reports indicate both were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Information is taken from preliminary Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved.