I-44 Work Zone Accident in Phelps County Injures Two Motorists

A two-vehicle traffic accident Thursday afternoon at 4:20 in the eastbound I-44 construction zone between Rolla and St. James resulted in injuries for two motorists.
The highway patrol says the accident occurred when in congested traffic in a work zone a 2023 Volvo VNL, driven by 43-year-old Bohdan Pelyp of Yuma, Arizona, slammed into the rear of a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by 67-year-old Virginia G. Rodgers of Canyon, Texas.
68-year-old Scott E. Rodgers was seriously injured in that accident, and his wife, Virginia Rodgers received minor injuries. Both victims were taken for treatment to Phelps Health in Rolla.