PHELPS COUNTY, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 74 year-old woman from Richland was hurt after striking a semi on I-44 Saturday morning. The wreck happened on the westbound lane at the 173.8 mile marker.

Helen Rea was taken to Phelps County Regional Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened as Rea went off the roadway and struck a 2009 Freightliner driven by John Choi of Northridge, California. Rea’s van was totaled in the collision.


Trooper Cpl Capps responded at 6:59 a.m.