Woman and 10-year-old boy hurt in rollover crash with semi in Waynesville area

WAYNESVILLE, MO (PULASKI COUNTY) – A 10-year-old boy and a woman were injured in a rollover collision with a semi-truck in Pulaski County this afternoon, according to a crash report posted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened near Berean Baptist Church on eastbound I-44, near milepost 151.6, at about 4:50 p.m.

36-year-old woman Jayme R. Allen, from Alton, Illinois, was operating a 2016 Dodge Dart when she went off the side of the road. She overcorrected the vehicle, traveling into the left lane, into the path of a 2020 Peterbilt semi-truck.

The truck and the Dodge collided, causing the Dodge to roll off the left side of the roadway and collide with a cable barrier.

Allen and a 10-year-old boy, also from Alton, were taken to an area hospital in Rolla for the treatment of minor injuries.

The driver of the truck, 52-year-old Ge Zhang, of Baldwin Park, California, was not reported as injured.

Zhang and the child were reportedly wearing their seatbelts, while Allen reportedly was not wearing one when the accident occurred.

The Dodge was totaled in the crash.

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