23-year-old driver travels into oncoming traffic on US 61, hits semi

IMPERIAL, MO – A 23-year-old driver traveled into oncoming traffic on US-61 and struck a semi on Wednesday afternoon.

Police report Jasmine M. Alford, 23, was traveling northbound on US-61 in a 2005 Nissan Altima when she traveled into oncoming traffic in the southbound lanes of the highway. Her Nissan struck the left side of a semi around 2:15 p.m.

Alford was transported to Mercy Hospital South for serious injuries. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The semi driver, 45-year-old Matthew A. Raddatz, was not injured in the crash. Police report he was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

It is unclear why Alford traveled into oncoming traffic.

The Nissan was totaled in the crash and the semi sustained moderate damages.

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