Texas man injured after two semi-trucks collide in Franklin County

SULLIVAN, MO (FRANKLIN COUNTY) – A collision between two semi-trucks Wednesday morning in Franklin County led to one man being airlifted to the hospital, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44, near the 228 mile marker, at about 8:20 a.m., when a 2018 Freightliner Cascadia failed to yield the right of way while merging lanes.

The Freightliner, operated by Uzeir Salaka, a 58-year-old man from Manchester, NH, collided with a 2020 International LT truck.

The International ran off the side of the road when the driver, 60-year-old Philip E. Davoust, of El Paso, TX, lost control of the vehicle. The truck rolled over an unspecified number of times, causing extensive damage to the vehicle and severe injury to Davoust.

Davoust was airlifted to Mercy St. Louis for treatment. His current condition is unknown at this time.

Salaka is not reported as injured.

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