25-year-old man hurt after rear-ending truck in Laclede County

PHILLIPSBURG, MO (LACLEDE COUNTY) – A 25-year-old man was injured after he reportedly rear-ended an 18-wheeler in Laclede County yesterday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened east of Phillipsburg on eastbound I-44, near the 118.8 mile marker, at 6:41 a.m., when 25-year-old Jerry F. Ricks, operating a 2021 Kia Forte, reportedly collided with the rear of a 2019 Volvo VNL truck.

Ricks, a resident of Harrison, Arkansas, then went off the right side of the road before the vehicle came to a stop.

He sustained moderate injuries in the crash and was taken to the hospital in Lebanon for treatment.

The driver of the truck, 37-year-old Joshua G. Robbins, of Mount Vernon, Kentucky, was not reported as hurt.

The Kia sustained extensive damage in the crash.

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