WEST PLAINS, Mo.– West Plains Police Department has identified the three victims involved in a multi-vehicle crash.

Victims are:

  • Alexias Crider, 22
  • Aiden McDaniel, 2
  • Brantley McDaniel, 1

The multi-vehicle crash happened on U.S. Highway 63 and State Route 17 in West Plains.

At about 1:21 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, West Plains Police Department responded to reports of a semi-truck and trailer that had collided with a car.

After arriving on the scene, authorities found the semi-truck had overturned onto a car and an SUV with heavy damage in the intersection. The semi had struck the SUV in the intersection, overturning onto the car.

The occupants of the semi-truck had no visible injuries. Two occupants of the SUV were transported to the hospital with moderate to minor injuries.

One occupant of the car the semi had overturned onto was transported to a hospital in Springfield in critical condition. The three other occupants of the car were pronounced dead on the scene.

The crash is still under investigation.

West Plains Police Department received assistance from the following agencies:

  • Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Howell County Sheriff’s Office
  • West Plains Fire Department
  • Howell Rural Fire Department
  • Willow Springs Fire Department
  • South Howell County Ambulance