FANNING, MO (CRAWFORD COUNTY) – Two people were injured in a rollover crash on I-44 in western Crawford County on Thursday afternoon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The crash happened near the town of Fanning on I-44 westbound near the 202.4 mile marker at 2:45 p.m., when the driver of a 2012 Honda CRV, 64-year-old Dora resident James R. Porto, fell asleep at the wheel.
The Honda went off the south side of the road before overturning on the shoulder.
The driver was airlifted to the hospital in Creve Coeur with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries.
A passenger, 69-year-old Rita C. Porto, also of Dora, suffered minor injuries in the crash.
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