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19-year-old killed after head on crash near Malden

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Troopers say Dickens' vehicle pulled into the path of a pickup driven by  Williams (Source: C. White). Troopers say Dickens' vehicle pulled into the path of a pickup driven by Williams (Source: C. White).
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MALDEN, MO (KFVS) -

A 19-year-old from Kennett, Missouri has died after an early morning crash near Malden.

The crash happened Saturday around 4:10 a.m. on Highway J, four miles west of Malden.

According to Missouri Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by Rachael R. Dickens, 19, of Malden, was westbound on Route J and pulled into the eastbound shoulder of the road.

Troopers say Dickens' vehicle then pulled into the path of a pickup driven eastbound by Zachary D. Williams, 21, of Malden, hitting it head on.

A passenger in Dickens' vehicle, Brooke M. Koenig, 19, of Kennett, later died at Twin Rivers Hospital in Kennett.

Dickens received serious injuries and was taken by EMS to a Poplar Bluff hospital for treatment.

Williams received moderate injuries and was also taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital.

Troopers say no one was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Missouri Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash.

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