Mississippi Man Suffers Serious Injuries From Nov. 16 Accident On Interstate 55

A Mississippi man suffered serious injuries in one of three accidents that took place last week in Ste. Genevieve County, according to reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Terry D. Harmon, 61, of Houlka, Mississippi, was driving a 2016 Mack CXU600 Conventional southbound on Interstate 55 on the morning of November 16 when his vehicle traveled off the roadway.

The accident took place around 7:21 a.m. at mile marker 151.2.

Houlka’s truck traveled onto the right shoulder and struck the mile marker sign with its front end. The truck then traveled off the right side of the road and overturned.

Harmon was transported with serious injuries to Mercy Hospital Jefferson by the Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District.

He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the report.

— A St. Mary man suffered minor injuries as the passenger of a vehicle in a two-vehicle crash on November 11.

The accident took place around 4:50 p.m. on Route N south of Route Z.

Jonas L. Rayoum, 38, of St. Mary was driving a 2010 Toyota Tacoma southbound when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck the front of a 2016 Ford F350 being driven by Joseph P. Grass, 54, of St. Mary.

While neither driver was injured, Jeffrey S. Boland, 62, of St. Mary suffered minor injuries as a passenger in the Tacoma.

He was taken by the Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District to Ste. Genevieve Conty Memorial Hospital.

He was wearing a seat belt as were both drivers, according to the report.

— A Ste. Genevieve County woman suffered minor injuries on November 12 in a single-vehicle accident on an ice-covered roadway.

The accident took place around 12:09 p.m. on Route O west of I-55.

Robert P. Gustafson, 79, of Ste. Genevieve was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty southbound when the vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck an embankment.

A passenger in the vehicle, Judy C. Gustafson, 67, of Ste. Genevieve suffered minor injuries and was taken by the Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District to Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital.

Both the driver and passenger were wearing seat belts, according to the report.

(Information from reports on the Missouri Highway Patrol website.)

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