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.