36-year-old man seriously injured in northbound I-55 crash

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO – A 36-year-old man was seriously injured in a rear-end collision on northbound I-55 late Saturday night.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, Derick M. Asher was traveling north on I-55 in a 2006 Dodge Caravan. He became distracted and rear-ended a 2009 Ford F-150. MSHP reports the crash happened north of Highway 141 around 11:32 p.m.

Asher was transported to Mercy Hospital South. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Charles T. Hengl, the Ford driver, was not injured and was not wearing a seat belt either.

Both vehicles were totaled.

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