Two young men are dead and a third is in serious condition after an accident north of Republic Monday night.
Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers say that Logan Flanagan, 20, and Calen Hankins, 21, died when they were thrown from the vehicle. James Flanagan, 22, was also thrown from the vehicle but survived. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in serious condition.
Troopers say that the driver of a 2008 Pontiac G6 was heading westbound on Highway TT about two miles north of Republic when they left the roadway and struck several trees, ejecting the occupants.
Hankins and Logan Flanagan died at the scene. They are the 4th and 5th fatalities of 2021 for Troop D.