Fatal crash

A crash on U.S. 54 two miles south of Laddonia claimed the lives of two residents from Licking. 

Two Texas County residents were among three killed in an accident Thursday afternoon in Audrain County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. 

The patrol said a 24-year-old girl from Justice, Ill., was attempting to pass a trailer-truck unit from Liberty, Ill., when she struck a 2008 Mercury Mariner head-on that was driven by Douglas W. Turner, 75, of Licking. The Mariner was pushed into the trailer-truck, too. The 2 p.m. tragedy unfolded on U.S. 54 about two miles south of Laddonia. 

Mr. Turner and his wife,  Helen "Jolene" Turner, 72, also of Licking, were pronounced dead at the scene and their bodies transported to a Mexico, Mo., funeral home, the patrol said. 

A passenger in the other vehicle, Kyreoin Glispie, 18, also died. The driver, Kierra T. Glispie,  had serious injuries. 

Memorial services for the Turners are noon Wednesday, July 18, at Fox Funeral Home, Licking. Visitation is 10 a.m. until noon that day.

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