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Licking Police Department

Motor Vehicle Accident
Submitted by Chief Pat Burton

On May 11, 2019, at 3:35 p.m., the Licking Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident located at the intersection of Shafer Road and US-63. During the investigation, it was determined Donald Stephens, 78, of Licking, was attempting to cross US-63 on a John Deere tractor and failed to correctly judge the distance of an oncoming 2014 Ford F-150, operated by Laura Gant, 50, of Licking. Stephens was ejected from the tractor and was transported via ambulance to the Texas County Memorial Hospital. Gant and a passenger in her vehicle sought medical attention via person vehicle.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Licking Rural Fire Department assisted in the investigation and with traffic control. No criminal charges are being sought.


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