Two fatalities from head-on collision

Christopher M. Brown, 40, of Leslie was killed in a head-on collision Wednesday, June 12. 

The 4:10 p.m. crash occurred on U. S. 50 east of State Route EE.

Derek R. Gillespie, 18, of Owensville was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro eastbound when, according to the accident report, he crossed the center line and struck the 2001 Chevrolet Impala Brown was driving. 

Clayton C. Tyree, also 18 and of Owensville, was a passenger in Gillespie’s vehicle. He was taken by Union ambulance to Mercy St. Louis where he died Saturday. 

Brown was transported to Mercy Washington by Union ambulance where he was pronounced dead. 

Gillespie suffered serious injuries and was also taken to Mercy St. Louis, but by Washington ambulance. 

A report issued by Cpl. L. J. Keathley, with Troop C of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, states that Gillespie and Brown were both using seat belts. Tyree was not. 

Both vehicles were totalled and towed from the scene.