Police identify mother, 2 children killed in crash in West Plains, Mo. Wednesday

Published: May. 25, 2022 at 7:36 PM CDT|Updated: May. 26, 2022 at 12:28 PM CDT
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WEST PLAINS, Mo. (KY3) - Police identified a mother and two small children killed in a multi-vehicle crash in West Plains on Wednesday.

Alexias Crider, 22, Aiden McDaniel, 2, and Brantley McDaniel, 1, died in the crash.

Officers responded to the crash on U.S. 63 near State Highway 17 around 1 p.m. Investigators say a semi collided with an SUV. The impact of the collision flipped the semi onto a car with Crider and her children. Officers later found the driver of the crashed SUV nearby.

Another person in Crider’s vehicle suffered critical injuries. A driver and a passenger in the SUV suffered moderate injuries. The driver and a passenger in the semi did not suffer any injuries.

It took several hours to clear the crash.

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