ST. JAMES, Missouri- A man and a woman lost their lives and 4 others, including, children were hurt in a crash on I-44 in Phelps County Friday morning.
The vehicle, a Mercury Mountaineer SUV, was travelling in the westbound lane.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 55 year-old Clifford Valley, the vehicle’s driver from Rolla, died after he was ejected during the crash. He wasn’t wearing a seat belt. The coroner said he died at the hospital.
Carla Doss, 57, from Burkburnett, Texas was also declared deceased at the scene. She has been taken to Null and Sons Funeral Home.
15 year-old Dakota Valley suffered minor injuries according to the report.
Leighlahna Valley, 12, was moderately injured.
Montana, Valley, 9. was seriously injured.
Patrick Valley, 13, was seriously injured.
All of the injured, except Dakota were transported to Springfield for medical treatment.
The MSHP says the crash occurred when the SUV left the roadway, overcorrected and rolled. The vehicle was destroyed.
Trooper Rizzo responded at 8:45 a.m.