Two persons were injured Thursday night when a trailer-truck unit backed into the path of a vehicle north of Mountain Grove, the state patrol said.
Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said a southbound 2007 Lexus RK350 driven by Katrina J. Putfark, 25, of Mountain Grove, struck the eastbound 1995 Freightliner tractor operated by Riley L. Dotson, 30, of Cabool.
Putfark, who was wearing a seat belt, had moderate injuries and was taken to Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Dotson, who was not wearing a seat belt, refused treatment.
The Lexus was totaled, and the tractor unit has minor damage, the patrol said.