One dead after I-44 crash in Phelps County

2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago Friday, August 30 2019 Aug 30, 2019 Friday, August 30, 2019 8:11:00 PM CDT August 30, 2019 in News
By: Cory Johnson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

PHELPS COUNTY - One person is dead after a Friday afternoon crash in Phelps County.

According to the MSHP crash report, a 2011 Toyota Avalon driven by Joseph Jaegers, 82, of Shawnee, OK, was travelling eastbound on I-44 when it veered off the right side of the roadway.

The vehicle struck a culvert, tree, and fiber cable post before striking a second culvert and becoming airborne at about 4:20 p.m.

Jaegers was transported to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

A passenger in the car, Lola Jaegers, 82, of Shawnee, OK, was flown to Mercy Hospital Springfield with serious injuries.

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