Police Line

On Thursday morning at 6:15 a.m. a head-on accident on Hwy. JJ in Elsberry caused the death of three individuals.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Reports, a 2005 Chevrolet 1500 driven by Charles Edgar, 23 of O'Fallon was traveling northbound when he applied his brakes and skid across the centerline of the roadway. 

He struck a 2007 Toyota Tundera, driven by Richard Lamb, 40 of Elsberry. 

Lamb, Edgar and Edgar's passenger Denise Presley, 41 of Branson were all pronounced on the scene by Lincoln County Coroner Ryan Parker.