Deadly Franklin Crash

Posted by staff on February 14, 2013

Two Mid-Missouri residents are dead after a crash in Franklin County.

21-year-old Austen Vanbooven of Rhineland and 27-year-old Amanda Witthaus of Hermann were traveling in opposite directions Tuesday afternoon on Route 100 a few miles west of New Haven. The Highway Patrol says Vanbooven’s car traveled over the center line and hit Witthaus head-on.

Neither car had any passengers, but the drivers were both pronounced dead at the scene.

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