Joplin woman charged after 2 people killed in crash

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JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Joplin police say two people died when their vehicle was struck by a pickup driven by a woman who was speeding and driving while intoxicated.

The victims, 55-year-old Terry Copple and 48-year-old Rhonda Copple, both of Joplin died in the collision Sunday in Joplin.

Thirty-year-old Rita Glasgow, of Joplin, was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated causing the death of two others, vehicle tampering and possession of a controlled substance.

Police say the truck Glasgow was driving sped through a stop sign and collided with the Copples’ vehicle.

Glasgow was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Authorities say they found drug paraphernalia in Glasgow’s truck, which had been stolen.

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