Six area residents were injured Friday, Dec. 16, in crashes on icy highways, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Six area residents were injured Friday morning as highways became treacherous with a thin coat of ice, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Two persons were injured at about 9 a.m. in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 60 at Dunn.

Cpl. Terry Nelson said vehicles driven by Andrea L. Ratteree, 28, of Cabool; and Calvin G. Collins, 45, of Willow Springs, had stopped due to an accident and a car driven by Terra R. Brown, 18, of Willow Springs, slid and caused a chain-reaction accident involving the other two. Brown, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, was sent by ambulance with moderate injuries to Mercy Hospital in Mountain View. A private vehicle took Ratterree to Ozarks Medical Center Clinic at Mountain Grove with minor injuries.

Ratterree and Collins were wearing seat belts.

A Plato man was injured at about 9 a.m. Friday in Laclede County when his 2003 Isuzu Rodeo slid off the right side of I-44 and struck a 2015 Volvo tractor’s trailer.

Lawernce W. Casey, 63, had moderate injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon.

Three Bucyrus residents were injured at about 10:30 a.m. when a 2014 Ford truck driven by Alver J. Cancel, 76, lost control on ice-covered U.S. 60 two miles west of Highway MM, traveled off the roadway and overturned.

Cancel, Sandra S. Cancel, 74; and Ryder J. Bennett, 101, were taken by Mercy ambulance to Texas County Memorial Hospital at Houston. Bennett and Alver Cancel had minor injuries. Sandra Cancel had moderate injuries.

All three were wearing seat belts, and the truck was totaled, said Tpr. Jacob Sellars.

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