Valencia McKinney, 22, a senior in engineering management at Missouri University of Science and Technology, and Marquia Lewis, 23, a May 2016 Missouri S&T computer science graduate, were killed in a traffic accident on Friday, Sept. 16. Both women were from St. Louis.
The accident occurred at 7:55 p.m. on U.S. Highway 63 near the intersection of Missouri Highway 28 in Maries County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Maries County Sheriff, the Belle Fire Department and the Vichy Fire Department responded to the scene.
Members of Missouri S&T’s counseling staff are available to provide counseling services for students, faculty and staff affected by the death. Students who wish to seek counseling services may contact the office of counseling, disability support and student wellness at 204 Norwood Hall on campus or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. After-hours counseling is available by calling 573-341-4300.