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April 27, 2012MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Fluker

Caldwell Fatal Ax

2 people are killed after a 3-vehicle accident in Caldwell County this morning.

The accident happened just before 5, when 21 year old Mathew Tucker of Lathrob was driving eastbound on Missouri 116 about 3 miles west of Polo. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Tucker crossed over the centerline and struck the left-front of another vehicle driven by 52 year old Rory Hicks of Cowgill, which spun. Tucker's vehicle went on to cross into the incoming lane and struck head-on the 3rd vehicle, driven by 28 year old Keith Staus of Polo. Staus' vehicle overturned and caught fire. Both Staus and Tucker were pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner. Tucker was not wearing a seatbelt. Hicks was wearing one. Hicks suffered minor injuries and was taken to an unknown hospital.