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Five dead in Lawrence County crash

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A family of fives dies in a head-on, two-vehicle accident in Lawrence County, Missouri, just before 4 am Sunday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the driver, 30-year old John Stephens of Van  , MO, crossed the center line on Missouri Highway H, hitting a Ford pickup driven by 75-year-old Mason Colley of La Russell, Missouri. Stephens died instantly, as did his 27-year-old wife Lori. Also killed were Lori stephen's three sons: 4-year-old Tyler Pappan, 5-year-old David Pappan and 7-year-old Harley Pappan. 

  All five fatalities were pronounced on scene and taken to Lakin Funeral Home. An official at the funeral home said the family was driving back home from Colorado where the three boys were spending spring break with their father.

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