Two local high school students were killed in a head-on collision just north of the Capital City.

Caleb McClain, 16, of Jefferson City, was driving on Highway 54 between Jefferson City and Holts Summit around noon Tuesday when he lost control of his car, traveled through the median and hit an oncoming semi nearly head-on.

Both McClain and his passenger, 15-year-old Karlie Jones of Holts Summit, were pronounced dead at the scene. The semi driver was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released for moderate injuries.