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Two Women Die in Fatal Crash Near Newtonia

Two people are dead after a head-on crash on Missouri Highway 86 near Newtonia Thursday morning.

The Highway Patrol says a S-U-V driven by 36 year old Diania Bittner of Neosho crossed the center line and struck a pickup driven by 66 year old Jane Taylor of Stark City.

Bittner died at the scene.

Taylor died later at a hospital.