Maria V. Werner Injured in Semi-Truck Accident in Cole County, MO
Cole County, MO -- 17-year-old Maria V. Werner was seriously injured on Monday afternoon in an accident involving a semi-truck in Cole County, Missouri.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the two-vehicle collision occurred just before 12:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 54 at Old Bass Road. The crash report states that Werner traveled south in a 2010 Ford Ranger when she failed to yield upon entering the highway. Her vehicle then struck the side of a 2006 Kenworth driven by 61-year-old Robert E. Morlang.
EMS transported Werner of Steelville to University Hospital. Morlang was uninjured. The Ford pickup truck was totaled, and the semi-truck sustained moderate damage.