SUV overturns on I-44 creating traffic back-up near Halltown, Mo.

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo. — Just after 10 a.m. Monday Missouri State Highway Patrol respond to a rollover crash west of Halltown, Mo. along I-44 at 56 mile marker.

An SUV towing a pickup crashed with two occupants.

Virnel Newsome, 79, of Lakeside, Arizona, was driving a 2000 Ford Excursion, westbound on I-44. He was not injured.

Tpr Goosetree of Troop D says the Excursion traveled off the roadway and overturned.

A passenger in the Excursion, Lisa Newsome, 49, suffered serious injuries. She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Springfield.

Traffic was backed up for miles westbound as the entire roadway was blocked for about 1.5 hours.

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