(CURRYVILLE)—Two Laddonia residents are dead following a collision involving their SUV and a semi on US 54 at Route U in Pike County.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says a semi driven by 32-year-old Ibrahim Bourakba of Baton Rouge, Louisiana attempted to avoid a collision with another vehicle and crossed the center line. Troopers say 67-year-old William Stafford of Laddonia attempted to avoid the collision. William Stafford and 62-year-old Nancy Stafford of Laddonia were pronounced dead at the scene by Pike County Coroner Jim Turner.