ADAIR COUNTY, Mo. — Three people lost their lives in an Adair County crash Monday morning. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Nicholaus D. Ford, 36, of Kirksville was driving a Chevy Tahoe on Route O, west of Novinger, when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck a Dodge Ram being driven by Thomas F. Trauernicht, 47, of Kirksville. Ford and Trauernicht were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Adair County Coroner. Ford’s passenger, Samantha L. Peek, 30, of Unionville was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center by Adair County Ambulance, where she was pronounced deceased.