Skip to content

Desloge woman injured after collision with tractor trailer

A two-vehicle accident 1:40 p.m. Tuesday on Missouri Highway 8 west of Hunt Road resulted in moderate injuries, according Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.

Cynthia M. Helms, 50, of Desloge was traveling eastbound in a 2004 Mazda 6 when, according to the report, she fell asleep at the wheel and lost control of her vehicle.

The Mazda crossed the center line and struck the rear unit of a westbound 1992 Peterbilt tractor trailer driven by James H. Wright, 62, of Mineral Point.  The driver of the Peterbilt was uninjured and drove his vehicle from the scene.

Helms was transported to Jefferson Regional Medical Center by St. Francois County Ambulance. Damage to her vehicle was listed as total and it was towed from the scene. Both drivers were wearing a safety device.

Leave a Comment