Karen A. Chambers

A Licking woman was killed Tuesday in a Phelps County crash on a snow- and ice-covered U.S. 63 after she lost control and struck a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer’s car head-on.

Dead is Karen Chambers, 55, who died at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla.

Officers said the southbound 2010 patrol vehicle driven by George W. Arnold, 43, of Rolla, traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. Chambers’ northbound 2006 Chevrolet HHR crossed back over the centerline and came to rest in the roadway.

Arnold sustained moderate injuries and was taken to the Rolla hospital.

Patrol officers said both vehicles were totaled in the accident about 12 miles south of Rolla. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.



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