Two killed in New Madrid County accident

NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KAIT) - Two Region 8 residents were killed in a Tuesday evening accident in New Madrid County.

According to Missouri State Police, 74-year-old Windford Towe and 68-year-old Betty Vaught were killed when they failed to yield to a Jeep Cherokee on Highway E in Morehouse.

Police say Towe failed to yield at an intersection and was t-boned on the passenger side of the car.

Towe was not wearing his seat-belt and Vaught did have a seat-belt on. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.