PHELPS COUNTY, Missouri- A 4 year-old girl is dead and a sibling is seriously injured after a crash south of Rolla Friday night on Hwy 72.
Aries Ridley, 4, from Rolla was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. Samuel Ridley, 8, was taken by medical helicopter to Children’s hospital in St. Louis for treatment of serious injuries. Zenora Ridley, the driver, suffered minor injuries.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened when a “towed unit” polled by Jerome P0dorski, 70, of Clarksville, TN crossed the centerline and hit the Ridley SUV. The Ridley vehicle then overturned on its side and slid into the path of a truck by Jantua Birkenmaier, 48, of Rolla. After that the SUV went off the road and overturned.
Only the occupants of the Ridley vehicle were treated for injuries.
Trooper Fair responded at 7:00 p.m and was assisted by other troopers and emergency personnel.