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Two die in crash off of Highway 54 in Cedar County

Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 5:42 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 21, 2022 at 9:45 PM CST
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CEDAR COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - Two people have died after a crash Friday afternoon in Cedar County

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified Bobby Hamilton, 68, and Teri Hamilton, 65, as the victims. Next of kin have been notified.

The crash happened on Highway 54, between the cities of El Dorado Springs and Collins in Cedar County, just before 4 p.m.

Investigators say the couple was traveling westbound on Highway 54 when their car went off the road and hit an embankment. The car went airborne and landed in a nearby creek.

Investigators say both the driver and passenger were using their seatbelts, but were trapped underwater for a short time. Once emergency responders arrived, they attempted life-saving measures, but the two did not survive.

An individual witnessed the crash and tried to help before authorities arrived. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cedar County deputies and El Dorado police responded to the scene.

Additional details are limited. We will update as more information becomes available.

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