I-44 Morning Accident Sends Two to the Hospital

By Kate Inman

Published 07/21 2014 05:39PM

Updated 07/21 2014 07:56PM

STAFFORD, MO.--- An early morning accident on I-44 sends two people to the hospital. Three lanes of traffic were closed while crews cleaned up the scene. A tractor trailer traveled off the left side of the interstate into the median. When the driver, Yong Deng, 27, overcorrected, the trailer overturned. The driver suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. The passenger, Rong Zhang, 45, suffered serious injuries and was also transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

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