20-year-old severely injured after hydroplaning into semi in Laclede Co.

CONWAY, MO (LACLEDE COUNTY) – A 20-year-old woman was seriously injured after a rainy-weather truck accident on the interstate in Laclede County yesterday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened at about 5:45 p.m. in Conway, which is located about 15 miles southwest of Lebanon, on westbound I-44, near the Twilight Church.

The victim, 20-year-old Springfield resident Morgan K. Ellis, was operating a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox when her vehicle hydroplaned on the wet roadway.

Ellis collided with the median cables, before crossing the center line and into the pathway of a 2020 Freightliner Cascadia operated by 25-year-old Mohamed A. Hassan, of Egan, Minnesota.

She was then taken to the hospital in Springfield for the treatment of severe wounds.

Hassan was not reported as injured in the crash.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts when the accident occurred.

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