Separate Christmas Day accidents injured six persons on Texas County roads, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Slick roads caused both wrecks, the patrol said.
Two persons received serious injuries late Friday morning in a head-on crash about 11 miles northwest of Houston on Highway 17.
Tpr. Dale Pounds said a southbound vehicle driven by Bernice J. Sympson, 67, lost control on an ice-covered corner and struck a northbound vehicle operated by Joseph S. Neal, 21, of Houston.
A passenger in the Neal vehicle, Brenna S. Miller, 20, of Houston, had serious injuries. Neal had moderate injuries. Both were taken to Texas County Memorial Hospital.
Sympson’s injuries were serious, and she was taken to TCMH before being transferred to Springfield. A passenger, Junior L. Sympson, 84, of Bucyrus, had minor injuries and was taken to TCMH, Pounds said.
Both vehicles were totaled. Members of the Texas County Rescue Squad also were called to the scene.
Two Houston residents were injured three miles south of their hometown on U.S. 63. Ronald W. Wilson, 69, was traveling southbound when his vehicle strike an ice patch and ran off the roadway before hitting a driveway. Wilson and passenger, Doris Wilson, 59, were transported with moderate injuries to TCMH. The vehicle was totaled.