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Head-on collision north of Columbia kills four

Four people are dead and three small children are seriously injured, after a horrific head-on collision Monday night on Highway 63, north of Columbia.

State troopers say the crash happened at about 7:30 near Lake road, when 19-year-old Keith Sumner of Rocheport was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of 63.

Sumner’s vehicle slammed into a Ford Escape driven by 29-year-old Jessica McKinlay of Columbia. Troopers say Sumner was pronounced dead at the scene, along with McKinlay and two occupants in her vehicle: Christopher McClain of Columbia and a ten-year-old female. Three other small children in McKinlay’s vehicle suffered serious injuries, and were transported to University Hospital in Columbia.

The crash remains under investigation.

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