Patrol says one killed in head-on crash in Texas County

Published: Oct. 1, 2022 at 10:37 PM CDT
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TEXAS COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - The Missouri Highway Patrol reports one driver died after a head-on crash in Texas County on Friday night. Troopers, in an earlier report, said two died.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports it happened on State Highway VV, four miles southeast of Licking.

Investigators say, Hayden Mercer, 30, of Searcy, Ark., tried to pass a vehicle head-on when he hit a vehicle going the opposite direction. The other car was driven by Richard Strom, 55, of Licking. Strom died in the crash. Mercer did not suffer any injuries.

The Missouri Highway Patrol said it is having technical issues fixing the report online.

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