Eureka Driver Victim of Three-Vehicle I-44 Crash

A female driver of a Mustang westbound on Interstate 44, west of Highway 141, crossed multiple lanes of traffic, eventually hitting two other vehicles, resulting in her and another driver being sent to the hospital.

Thela Wright, a 29-year-old driver of a 1995 Ford Mustang was traveling westbound on Interstate 44, west of Highway 141, on Thursday at approximately 5:35 p.m. when she drove on the westbound shoulder, veering into the lane of Richard Rossomanno, a 64-year-driver of a 2010 Dodge Durango from .

Wright then struck the 2005 Chevrolet Impala being driven by Mary Johnson, a 53-year-old resident of Union, MO.

Wright continued to travel across all lanes of traffic, according to a Missouri Highway Patrol report, and struck Rossomanno as well.

Wright then hit the concrete median and came to a stop in the lane of Johnson, facing eastbound on I-44.

Johnson and Rossomanno both struck the center median, and came to a rest in the second lane of the highway, facing westbound.

All three vehicles were totaled.

All three drivers had safety belts on, according to authorities.

Wright sustained moderate injuries and was taken to St. Anthony Hospital by a Fenton Ambulance crew.

Johnson received minor injuries, and was takent to Mercy Hospital by a Fenton Ambulance crew.


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