Rescue members work to free Harold Nolting from his vehicle at the scene of an accident Wednesday morning on Hwy. E. He later died.

A Licking couple died from injuries sustained Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on a curve just past Strawberry Road on Highway E north of Houston.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the dead as Alberta and Harold Nolting. He was 71 and his wife, 75.

Mrs. Nolting was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Nolting died at 1 p.m. at Texas County Memorial Hospital.

The vehicle ran off the roadway, went airborne and struck a tree, reports the patrol.

A helicopter landed in a nearby field to transfer Mr. Nolting, the driver. But when he was removed, he was taken by ambulance to Texas County Memorial Hospital.

The passenger, Mrs. Nolting, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Members of the Texas County Rescue Squad were dispatched to the accident and remained there for more than an hour.

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