Two Injured On I-70 in Cooper County Crash
A Sedalia man and a Jeff City man were injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred Tuesday afternoon in Cooper County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a westbound 2004 Volvo C70 was on I-70at the 105.6 mile marker just before 1 p.m., when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road. The driver, 23-year-old Darrin M. Welschmeyer of Jefferson City, overcorrected, returned to the roadway and struck the rear of a westbound 2020 Mack Anthem, driven by 57-year-old Kenneth E. New of Sedalia.
Both vehicles traveled off the left side of the roadway. The Volvo came to rest in the median, while the Mack overturned and came to rest across both lanes of the highway.
Both drivers suffered moderate injuries, and were transported to University Hospital by Cooper County Ambulance. Welschmeyer was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the report.
The Mack had extensive damage, while the Volvo was totaled.
Cooper County Deputies assisted the six Troopers on scene.