Woman airlifted to The MED following big rig crash | News
A woman was seriously injured Thursday afternoon when her big rig crossed the median of Interstate 55 in the Missouri Bootheel and slammed into a ditch.
The crash happened at 4:45 p.m. near the 9.4 mile marker in Pemiscot County.
Investigators with the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 54-year-old Ann Roth of Emerson, Iowa, was northbound when her 1996 International Eagle ran off the left side of the road. The tractor-trailer then crossed the median and the southbound lanes before striking an embankment. The truck then crossed the outer road before coming to a rest in a nearby field.
Roth, who was not wearing a seat belt, was airlifted to the Elvis Presley Trauma Center (The MED) in Memphis with serious injuries.