A crash on US 54 two miles south of Laddonia at 2 p-m Thursday claims three lives.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a car driven by 24 year old Kierra Glispie of Justice Illinois was passing a semi driven by 51 year old Roby Sharp of Liberty when the Glispie car collided head on with an SUV driven by 75 year old Douglas Turner of Licking. Impact pushed the SUV into the path of the Sharp semi. The passenger in the Glispie car—18 year old Kyreoin Glispie was pronounced dead at SSM Hospital in Mexico. Douglas Turner and a passenger—72 year old Helen Turner were pronounced dead at the scene. Kierra Glispie was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of serious injuries. Sharp escaped injury. The crash resulted in the closure of US 54 in the area for investigation and cleanup work.

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