Jefferson County Serious Accident

(Festus) A single vehicle accident sent 3 people to the hospital on Saturday afternoon.

The Highway Patrol reports that 31 year old Poplar Bluff resident Sierra Howell was traveling Northbound on I-55 near Festus, when she traveled off the left side of the roadway, over-corrected, traveled off the right side of the highway, and overturned.

Sierra Howell was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital Saint Louis, with serious injuries.

Passenger Two year old Katalyna Howell was taken by ambulance to Children’s Hospital with moderate injuries, and 63 year old passenger Rosha Chaffin was flown to Mercy Hospital Saint Louis with serious injuries.

None of the occupants were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident, which took place 3:20 pm.