2 dead in hit-and-run near Warrensburg

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WARRENSBURG, Mo. — The passengers of a car involved in a fatal accident near Warrensburg early Sunday morning tell police another car hit them from behind and then took off, leaving behind their friends to die.

The two people who died in the crash are Ronald Harvey, 53, and Vickie Brandkamp, 54, both of Green Ridge, Mo.

No one in the car was wearing seatbelts.

Two passengers in the car, both 47-years old, told investigators that an unknown vehicle ran their car off the road from behind on U.S. 50 in Johnson County, Mo. at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

Harvey’s 1997 Mercury left the highway, where it overturned and ran into a tree, according to the passengers.

Police continue to look for this second vehicle.

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