Mexican man hurt in Rolla semi-truck accident

ROLLA, MO (PHELPS COUNTY) – A man from Mexico was injured this morning following a single-vehicle semi truck collision on Interstate 44 in Phelps County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44 near the 186.4 mile marker at 11:43 a.m. when a 2016 Volvo tractor-trailer, driven by 33-year-old Geovany C. Cruz of Acunacohahuila, Mexico, hydroplaned on the left side of the highway. The truck then collided with the median, causing total damage to the vehicle.

A passenger, 39-year-old Jose E. Delgado, also from Acunacohahuila, was taken to the hospital in Rolla with moderate injuries.

Cruz was not hurt in the accident.

No other vehicles were involved in the collision.

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