18-year-old passenger injured in semi crash on westbound I-70

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – An 18-year-old passenger in a 2002 Honda CRV was injured in a collision with a semi on westbound I-70 on Monday morning.

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 65-year-old Harold R. McDowell was traveling west on I-70 in a semi when he traveled two lanes over into the left-hand lane. The semi struck the Honda, driven by Karen L. Betts, in the left lane of westbound I-70 around 5 a.m.

Karina M. Betts was transported to SSM Health DePaul Hospital for minor injuries.

Both drivers and the injured passenger were wearing seat belts.

The Honda was totaled and the semi sustained minor damages.

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