Three persons were injured at about 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, about three miles north of Licking.

Three persons were injured Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash north of Licking, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. 

Cpl. Curtis Haden said a northbound 1995 International driven by Clyde A. Backues, 52, of Licking, was turning right into a private driveway when a northbound 1996 Chevrolet pickup operated by Patrick S. Wadley, 36, of Laquey, attempted to overtake it and struck it in the rear. 

Wadley and two passengers, Dominique M. Wadley, 14, Laquey; and Frank W. Fox, 32, of St. Robert, were taken by ambulance with minor injuries to Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston. Everyone was wearing a seat belt, Haden said. 

The truck had been pulling a trailer, which was demolished. The pickup was totaled. Members of the Licking Fire Department assisted with removing debris and directing traffic. 

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