HILLSBORO, Mo. — Two young women killed while trying to get their stalled vehicle off an eastern Missouri roadway were Army reservists returning home from a college visit.

Authorities say 19-year-old Genevieve Brown of Festus and 18-year-old Warsha Kumar of Yakima, Washington, were driving a sport utility vehicle that stalled on a Jefferson County roadway, near Hillsboro. An 84-year-old driver then struck the SUV and two other vehicles whose occupants had stopped to help the stranded women.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the two women met in basic training.

Family friend Teresa Reando, of Festus, Missouri, says Brown had dreams of becoming a lawyer and had signed up for classes at Jefferson College hours before the crash. Reando says Kumar arrived in Missouri on Sunday night and accompanied Brown.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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