A couple from Licking was involved in a Christmas Day crash in Polk County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Cpl. Dan Wohnoutka of the patrol said a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Nicholas F. McDowell, 21, of Springfield, on Highway 32 at Halfway failed to stop at an intersection and was struck broadside by a 1996 Ford Contour operated by Harry L. Buckner 64, of Licking.

A passenger, Patricia D. Buckner, 56, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Citizens Memorial Hospital at Bolivar, Wohnoutka said.

The patrolman said both vehicles were totaled in the 9:50 a.m. crash.

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