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UPDATE: Three Dead In Wrong-Way Crash On James River Freeway in Springfield

UPDATE: The three victims confirmed dead in the crash are now identified.

Authorities say three Texas natives, 69-year-old Sharon Farmer, 45-year-old Ukena Farmer and 61-year-old Stephen Figgins were killed.

The name of the suspect in the crash has also been released.

65-year-old Steven Jordan, a Republic native, was the man driving westbound on James River Freeway on the eastbound part of the road before crashing head-on into the victim’s vehicle.

Three people have died and three others are in the hospital with critical injuries following a wrong-way crash on James River Freeway in Springfield early Friday.

Police say 911 got a call around 1:00 a.m. about a pickup going west in the eastbound lanes on James River near National.

Shortly after that call, the pickup hit a large SUV head-on near West Bypass.

Authorities say the three fatalities were in the SUV, along with the three people who were critically hurt.

Two more people had minor injuries.

The driver of the pickup also has critical injuries, and police believe the man, who’s in his 60’s, may have been intoxicated.