Three from Quincy, one from Hannibal killed in three-vehicle crash on U.S. 36 near Macon

Missouri State Highway Patrol

MACON, Mo. — Four people died in a three-vehicle crash on Friday morning on U.S. 36 near Macon.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that a 2018 Toyota Camry driven by Jean Jones, 85, of Macon was southbound and failed to yield, striking a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox that was eastbound on U.S. 36 and was driven by Julie Alspaugh, 56, of Hannibal. Alspaugh lost control of the Equinox, which traveled into the path of a 2016 Freightliner that was westbound on U.S. 36 and driven by Eugene A. Niethe III of Wood River, Ill.

A 4-year-old girl and Kailen Ritter Quigley, 30, of Quincy in the Equinox, as well as Alspaugh, were pronounced dead at the scene by Macon County Ambulance personnel. Another passenger in the Equinox, a 7-year-old boy was later pronounced dead at Samaritan Hospital in Macon.

According to the report, everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office, the Macon Police Department and Macon County Ambulance provided assistance.

No information about any arrests or traffic violations was included in the Missouri State Highway Patrol report. The Freightliner and Chevrolet were totaled. The Toyota had minor damage.

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