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Marshall, Mo., teens killed in crash

Two Marshall, Mo., teenagers died Thursday in a one-car accident in Saline County, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

The patrol reported that Christian G. Argueta, 18, was driving southbound on Salt Pond Avenue in Marshall just before 2 p.m., when he apparently blacked out, ran off the roadway and struck a tree. The Saline County coroner pronounced Argueta dead at the scene, while passenger Stephanie L. Rapp, 15, later died at a hospital in Columbia.

A second passenger, Derian M. Martin, 15, also of Marshall, suffered moderate injuries in the crash, according to the patrol.

| Mark Morris, mmorris@kcstar.com

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