Charleston couple killed in 2-car accident

EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- A Charleston, Missouri, couple was killed in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday in Mississippi County.

The accident occurred at 3:57 p.m. on Highway 105, one mile north of East Prairie, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Traveling north, Charles M. Ross, 17, swerved to avoid a vehicle that was attempting to make a left turn and pulled into the path of Nina M. Marshall, 84, of Charleston.

Marshall, 84, was pronounced dead at 5:24 p.m. at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Missouri. Her husband and passenger, Alfred H. Marshall, 84, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:30 p.m. by Mississippi County coroner Terry Parker.