HOWARD COUNTY, MO – An injury crash this afternoon in Howard County led to the hospitalization of several occupants.

State troopers were at the scene of a head-on collision at Route E, just east of CR 207. According to a report, an eastbound vehicle driven by  Gordon Starke, 18, of Fayette lost control on a slush covered portion of road and hit the second vehicle, which was driven by Mexico resident  Kimberly Test, 54.

The drivers were transported to University Hospital with moderate to minor injuries respectively. Another occupant,  Edward Straatman, 61, of Glasgow was also hospitalized with moderate injuries.