LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says two people were taken to the hospital after a rollover crash on I-44 Friday morning. The crash occurred at the 139.6 mm.

Gene Moody, 51, from Abilene Texas and Evvie Stephenson, 44,  from Greenwood Indiana were transported  to Mercy Hospital in Springfield after the single vehicle crash.

Troopers say Moody went off the right side of the roadway while travelling eastbound, struck a rock bluff and overturned. Stephenson, his passenger, was not wearing a safety belt.

Trooper Stauffer responded to the incident at 7:18 a.m. and was assisted by Cpl. Brackett in the investigation.