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Three killed in Monroe County collision

Three people were killed in a deadly accident in Monroe County Tuesday night.

Posted: Wed Apr 18 17:31:29 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Apr 18 17:31:30 PDT 2018

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deadly crash overnight in monroe county leaves three people dead... good afternoon im craig ford emily leonard has the evening off... we're told a driver was headed in a wrong direction... wtva's rebecca butcher is at the crash scene... and hasmore on what happened this has devasted the victims' families.. and left people stunned. i actually spoke with someone who was out here after the two cars headed the wrong way. he gave us video of the result of that collision and we want to warn you this may be disturbing to some viewrs. .. ." this is the evidence on highway 45 alternate..of whats left after a terrible crash ended the lives of three people. gloria wright whittler, visiting family in aberdeen whittler: "it's heart-breaking it's horrendous, it's a sign and warning for people to get their life in order." and here's what passing cars saw moments after the collision..both cars caught on fire. according to mhp sgt criss turnipseedthe vehicle headed north in the southbound lane was adodge and the one headed south, ahonda. those in the area agree its simplying horrifying...inclu ding one man who was there. standup "one of the people who witnessed this crash..this fiery collision says he felt helpless because there wasn't anything he could do." whittler: "i know some people that really upset when they feel like someone is people violating traffic. but you never know what a person is going through." we know two people were in the vehicle headed north and one person in the car headed south...coroner alan gurley confirms all three died at the scene. the cause now still under investigation. "we don't know. even though you know what it did is really sad." the victims' names have not been officially confirmed. monroe county coroner says the bodies are being sent to pearl for possible dental exmaination and further investigation. stay with us for the latest. reporting live in monroe county, rebecca butcher wtva nine news. read more on this
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