SUV overturns in work zone on I-49

Joplin News First

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — About 10:45 a.m. Thursday morning reports of a crash on I-49 near the Gateway Exit, 33.8 mile marker, in the construction zone where new asphalt is being laid. 

Redings Mill Fire District, Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies and and Newton County ambulance responded. The Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. 

According to the MSHP Elizabeth Keeling, 38, of Joplin, Missouri, was driving a 2005 GMC Envoy northbound on I-49.

“Crash occurred as vehicle traveled across median and overturned.” Tpr. T.R. Morris of Troop D

Keeling was not wearing a seatbelt. She was transported to Mercy Joplin suffering moderate injuries.

Chucks Towing was summoned to remove the vehicle. 

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