Elderly woman injured in rollover crash on Hwy 8 in St. James

ST. JAMES, MO (PHELPS COUNTY) – An elderly woman was seriously injured in a rollover crash on Highway 8 in Phelps County yesterday afternoon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred on Highway 8, near County Road 3450 at 12:35 p.m., when the driver of a 2019 Ford Escape, 79-year-old St. James woman Yvonne K. McEwen, went off the side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a culvert, then overturned.

McEwen, who was wearing her seatbelt, was taken to the hospital with severe injuries.

No other people were injured in the crash.

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