Two die, four seriously injured, in Cole County crash

Sydney Schrag.

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Two people are killed and four seriously injured in a head-on crash in Cole County.  

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Sydney Schrag, 19, of Jefferson City, was driving on Route B, about two miles north of Wardsville, last night when she crossed the center line and hit an oncoming truck head on.

Both Schrag and one passenger, Damani Winters, 21, of Jefferson City, were pronounced dead at the scene.

A second passenger, Anthony Bertucci, 20, of Russellville, suffered serious injuries.  As of this morning, he'd been downgraded to critical condition.

The driver of the truck, Aaron Hauzer, 51, of Jefferson City, his wife, Twila, and Bobbie Wilfawn, 67, of Branson, all suffered serious injuries.  As of this morning, Aaron and Wilfawn remained in serious condition while Twila had been upgraded to fair.

The Patrol reports that of the six people involved in the accident, only one was wearing a seat belt.