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March 27, 2013St. Joseph, MO |  By: Grady

Fatal 36 Accident

Two people were killed when a car collided with a tractor trailer on US Highway 36 east of St. Joseph yesterday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol , the accident happened around 11 a.m. in the westbound lanes near the weigh scales when a car hit the back of a tractor trailer. The Missouri Highway Patrol said the crash killed Jason Musser, 26, and his 5-year-old daughter Charlene Musser. Troopers say Charlene was restrained in a booster seat but Jason was not wearing a seat belt. The driver of the semi, Danell Hawkins, 52, of St. Joseph was not hurt. The cause of crash remains under investigation.