Franklin County crash on I-44 leaves Oklahoma victims hospitalized

4:16 AM, May 6, 2013   |    comments
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Stanton, MO (KSDK) - A one vehicle collision on Interstate 44 Sunday afternoon had left two women from Oklahoma injured at a St. Louis hospital.

Missouri Highway patrol officials say around 5:20 p.m. yesterday a westbound pick-up truck driven by Jennifer Watkins, 24 of McAlester went out of control just east of Stanton and slammed into a large rock on the side of the highway.

The impact flipped the truck upside down, leaving Watkins seriously injured.  She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

A passenger in the vehicle, kendra Bernhardt, of Shawnee was less severely injured in the collision.  She was wearing a seat belt according to the patrol report.

Both women were taken to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur.

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