Crash kills two in Phelps County

4 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, July 28 2015 Jul 28, 2015 Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:49:00 AM CDT July 28, 2015 in News
By: James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

PHELPS COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) said two people died Monday after an accident on Highway 63 south of Edgar Springs.

58-year-old Elizabeth Thompson and 59-year-old Wesley Thompson, both of Houston, Missouri, were killed when their car went off the road and overturned several times, according to MSHP.

Troopers said Elizabeth Thompson, who was driving, ran her car off the right side of the highway, returned to the road and crossed the centerline. She struck another car with two occupants inside, exited the left side of the highway, overturned, briefly returned to the highway before leaving it again and overturning a final time. 

MSHP said the Texas County coroner pronounced both Elizabeth and Wesley Thompson dead about 5:15 p.m. at the Texas County Memorial Hospital in Licking.

The two people in the other car were not injured, according the the accident report.

Neither Wesley nor Elizabeth Thompson were wearing a seatbelt.

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