Lesley Drury Prather, 40, and Carrie Urton McCaw, 44, were traveling to a club volleyball tournament in Kansas City with their 12-year-old daughters when a pickup truck traveled off the road, through a cable barrier and overturned before striking their vehicle and another one. All four were killed.
Lousiana fire officials confirmed that Prather, who worked as a firefighter, along with her daughter, Rhyan, died in the crash. It added that McCaw and her daughter Kacey also died in the crash.
Prather played volleyball at Louisville and McCaw played at Syracuse University.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the group was traveling in a vehicle on Interstate 64 in St. Charles County, Missouri, when a truck traveled off the road, overturned, and struck the vehicle.
Prather and one of the girls died at the scene of the crash while McCaw and another girl were pronounced dead at nearby hospitals, officials said.
The crash is currently under investigation.