Two people injured in early-morning truck accident on I-55

IMPERIAL, MO (JEFFERSON COUNTY) – Two people were injured, one of them seriously, in a collision involving a truck on I-55 in Jefferson County early yesterday morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred on southbound I-55, near mile marker 187, at 12:57 a.m., as a 2006 Freightliner M2, driven by 55-year-old Ricardo A. Caballeria, of Winder, Georgia, and a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan were headed southbound.

The driver of the Dodge, 56-year-old Festus resident Dennis P. Murphy, was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed when he went partially off the side of the roadway, then crashed into the truck.

Murphy, who was reportedly not wearing his seatbelt, was taken to Mercy Hospital South with severe injuries.

His passenger, 46-year-old Valle Mines woman Tracy L. Carr, was taken to the hospital with moderate wounds.

Caballeria was not hurt in the crash.

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