UPDATE 4/19/23 — The Missouri State Highway Patrol released a crash report that identified the two people killed in Tuesday’s crash.

According to the MSHP, troopers began an investigation into the crash at 3:38 p.m. on April 18.

The MSHP reports that a 2018 Dodge Journey was traveling west on I-44 about three miles west of Marshfield when it lost control, traveled off the road into the median, went airborne and rolled over the median cables into the I-44 eastbound lane, striking a 2022 Ford Edge.

The driver of the Dodge Journey was Christopher B. Maples, 56, of Strafford. He was pronounced dead on the scene at 4:05 p.m.

The driver of the Ford Edge was Melanie S. McDaris, 47, of Hartville. She was pronounced dead on the scene at 4:09 p.m.

Both were taken to the Fraker Funeral Home in Marshfield.

Original article published April 18, 2023:

WEBSTER COUNTY, Mo. — Two people are dead following a crash in Webster County.

According to Sergeant Mike McClure of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the two-car crash happened near the 97-mile marker on eastbound I-44.

McClure confirmed two people were killed in the crash.

Traffic from eastbound I-44 is being directed onto Highway OO while crews are working on-scene.

KOLR 10/FOX 49 will update this story as more information becomes available.