A Slater resident was killed in an accident shortly before 5:00 a.m. Saturday.  According to the Highway Patrol, Rechilda Sample, 65, was driving westbound on MO 240 when she struck a vehicle head-on driven by Angel Santiago-Gonzalez, 52, of Marshall.

Both women were transported to area hospitals where Sample was later pronounced dead.  Gonzalez is listed in serious condition.

The report states Sample was not wearing a seat belt at the time of impact.