A Pulaski County woman was injured Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle traffic accident on westbound I-44 at the 179.4-mile marker in Phelps County.
The highway patrol says 27-year-old Rosario A. Abel of North Miami, Florida, who was driving a 2023 Freightliner tractor-trailer unit failed to observe traffic stopped ahead in the one-lane construction zone and struck the rear of a 2017 Toyota Prius, driven by 62-year-old Eleni Makridis of St. Robert.
Makridis received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Phelps Health in Rolla for treatment. Abel was not injured in the accident.
Saturday evening at the 166-mile marker in the Doolittle area, a collision involving another tractor-trailer unit shut down westbound I-44 between 10:30 p-m and 12:45 am.