Three residents from Licking were injured Wednesday, Feb. 5, in an accident in Phelps County on icy U.S. 63. 

Three residents from Licking were injured Wednesday afternoon in a crash in southern Phelps County on icy U.S. 63, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Authorities said a northbound 2019 Ford F-150 driven by Robert A. Rippee, 52, of St. Charles began to slide, crossed the centerline and struck a southbound 2015 Chevrolet Impala operated by Olen H. Gibson, 79, of Licking.

Gibson and two passengers, Frances L. Gibson, 77, and Doris L. Lay, 96, were taken by ambulance to Phelps Health in Rolla. Lay and Frances Gibson has moderate injuries. Olen Gibson had minor injuries. Everyone was wearing a seat belt.

The Rippee vehicle had extensive damage. The Chevrolet was totaled.

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