Texas man severely injured during Rolla truck accident

ROLLA, MO (PHELPS COUNTY) – A man from Texas sustained severe injuries during a truck rollover accident near Rolla early this morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at 2:35 a.m. on I-44, near Dillon Outer Road, about a mile east of Rolla, when the driver of a 2011 Kenworth Tractor went off the left side of the highway.

The driver, 55-year-old Jose Vurnias, of Rio Grande City, Texas, then collided with a cable barrier, before losing control of the vehicle. The truck rolled over onto the driver’s side, causing severe injuries to the driver.

He was taken to the hospital in Rolla for treatment.

No other injuries were immediately reported.

Vurnias was wearing his seatbelt when the crash occurred.

The truck was totaled in the collision.


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