Two Union residents and a Beaufort man were killed early Thursday when a car they were in struck a culvert and a tree.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, James T. Curran. 19, Union, was driving a 2001 Grand Prix southbound on Porterford Road at Cardinal Lane at 2:15 a.m. when the car left the road, struck a culvert and then a tree.

Curran and passengers Derek J. King, 19, Beaufort; and Cole W. Weddle, 18, were killed. 

Two other passengers, Issac L. Clark, 19, Union; and Lucas D. Schulze, 19, Union, were seriously hurt in the crash, the patrol said. 

See the Weekend Missourian for more information.