Eldon man killed in car crash

An Eldon man died in an accident on Highway 54 early Sunday morning. According to the Highway Patrol crash report, Larry D. Huston, 56 of Eldon, died in the crash. Authorities said it happened after a vehicle driven by Marta Vaca, 29, of Kingdom City, was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 54 in Cole County near Route D. Authorities said Vaca TMs 1995 Dodge Ram struck Huston TMs 2004 Ford van head-on. Huston was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Vaca was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries. A passenger in Vaca TMs vehicle, Jerry R. Friend, 29, of Fulton, was taken to Capital Region with serious injuries. Friend was also not wearing a safety device at the time of the crash.