Car crash on I-70 sends 2 people to hospital
COOPER COUNTY — One person was airlifted to University Hospital early Saturday morning with serious injuries after his semi truck struck a vehicle improperly parked in the driving lane of Interstate 70.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the improperly parked vehicle exited the right side of I-70 eastbound at the 103 mile marker at 1:57 a.m. after the semi truck driven by Gregory Long, 44, of Rolla struck it. Long was airlifted to the hospital. The improperly parked vehicle eventually came to rest in a ditch.
Long's truck also exited the right side of the interstate and proceeded to strike a traffic post, strike a guard rail and overturn.
Passenger Madelyn Long was transported to Cooper County Memorial Hospital by ambulance. There was no one in the improperly parked vehicle, according to the crash report.
[Editor's Note: This story was edited to state the correct type of vehicle driven by Long.]