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Springfield woman hurt in I-44 wreck

A Springfield woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck at 5:40 p.m. Nov. 21 on Interstate 44, 12 miles west of Lebanon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Morgan K. Ellis, 20, of Springfield, the driver of a westbound 2006 Chevrolet Equinox hydroplaned and traveled off the left side of the roadway. Her vehicle then struck the median cables, returned to the roadway and crossed the center line, where her vehicle was struck by a westbound 2020 Freightliner Cascadia driven by Mohamed A. Hassan, 25, of Egan, Minn. Ellis was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital Springfield, with what the Missouri State Highway Patrol described as serious injuries. Both drivers were reportedly wearing seat belts.


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