FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. — One toddler and two drivers are dead after a two vehicle accident in Franklin County this morning. fatalcrashgeneric

Reports indicate Robert S. Batson, 26,of Sullivan, was eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-44 when the front left corner of his vehicle struck the left front corner of another vehicle driven by Sushma Settipalli, 32, of Plano, Texas.

Batson traveled off the left side of the roadway and came to rest in the median cables. Settipalli traveled off the right side of the roadway where her vehicle came to rest.

Batson, Settipalli and her passenger,  Mahidhar Settipalli, 2, of Plano, Texas, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Five other passengers in Settipalli’s vehicle were injured.

Keerthana Settipalli, age unknown, and Ratnakur Settipalli, 39, both of Plano, Texas sustained serious injuries. Vaishnavi Yerneni, 22 of Houston, Texas and Chinmayee Gullapalli, 23,of Atlanta, Georgia sustained moderate injuries. Tagore Gullapalli, 21, of Plano, Texas sustained minor injuries.

All five were taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.