LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says an apparent miscommunication lead to the head-on crash between two dump trucks and injuries this morning on East 32 Hwy.
Janet S. Walters (60) of Richland was hospitalized with moderate injuries, she was a passenger in the truck driven by Vickie Walters, 63 who suffered minor injuries.
The driver of the other truck, Kevin Rowden, 52, of Dixon was treated for minor injuries.
Troopers say both drivers were employed for the same contractor and were working on a paving project. Following a mis-communication, both drivers believed they were cleared to travel through the construction zone. Walters was westbound on Hwy 32 and Rowden was eastbound as they met on a curve and struck each other head-on.
Trooper Southwood responded at 8:45 a.m.
Photos via Lebanon Rural Fire Protection District.