Three people have died in crashes over the Christmas holiday counting period on Missouri roads.

A man died in a Springfield hospital after he was hit by a car Friday on High Street in Springfield.

A woman was killed Sunday morning near Fort Leonardwood just south of Richland, after running off the road and hitting an embankment. Another woman died Christmas day northeast of Camdenton at the Lake of the Ozarks when she lost control of her vehicle and hit another car head-on.

The Highway Patrol says in 2010, two people died during the Christmas holiday traffic period.