CARROLLTON, Mo. – Two Chillicothe Correctional Center employees died in a motor vehicle accident early Thursday morning when an oncoming pickup truck crossed the center line and struck their northbound vehicle.

CARROLLTON, Mo. – Two Chillicothe Correctional Center employees died in a motor vehicle accident early Thursday morning when an oncoming pickup truck crossed the center line and struck their northbound vehicle. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that Esther M. Gregg, 62, of Carrollton, and Spencer T. Alexander, 45, of Norborne, were killed in the crash. Gregg was the driver of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu and Alexander was a passenger. They were traveling north on U.S. Highway 65 when their vehicle was struck by a southbound 2010 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Monty J. Isaacs, 51, of Bogard, 500 feet north of Municipal Drive. The accident occurred at 6:08 a.m. The patrol report states that after impact, the pickup truck travelled off the right side of the roadway and struck two mailboxes before coming to rest. The Gregg vehicle came to rest blocking the northbound lanes of U.S. 65. Major Crash Team Investigators assisted at the scene as well as the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department and the Carrollton Police Department. Gregg and Alexander were pronounced dead and their bodies taken to Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. Isaacs was taken by private vehicle to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton where he as treated for moderate injuries. All involved were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, the patrol report states. Gregg attended grade school and high school in Bogard. She was employed with the Department of Corrections in Chillicothe for many years and also was a member of the Emergency Squad. Funeral service are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., on Sunday, March 11, at Bittiker Funeral Home. For those who would like to make a memorial contribution, the family suggests they be made to Mandeville Methodist Church, Ebenezer Cemetery, or Carrollton Animal Shelter. Full obituary Funeral services for Alexander will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at Bittiker Funeral Home. Burial will be at Stemple Cemetery in Norborne, Mo. The family suggests memorials to be made to the Children’s Education Fund c/o Lucille Alexander. Alexander has been employed with the Department of Corrections for about 10 years. Full obituary