Two hospitalized after serious Highway 17 crash near Houston

HOUSTON, MO — Two people were injured early Tuesday morning in a serious single-car crash on Highway 17 near Houston, according to a crash report by Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Trooper C. L. Goodwin responded to the crash along a stretch of Highway 17 four miles north of Houston in Texas County at around 3:00 a.m.

A 2008 Ford Focus was traveling southbound on the highway when it crossed the centerline, ran to the left of the roadway, striking the ground and a utility pole.

The driver, a 34-year-old male resident of Licking, was transported by ambulance and later flown to Mercy Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

His passenger, a 33-year-old female resident of Licking, was taken by ambulance to Texas County Memorial Hospital with moderate injuries.

No other information regarding the cause of accident has been released.

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