An Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter waits in a nearby filed as emergency responders work the scene of a single-vehicle accident last Thursday on Highway DD east of Houston. A woman who was seriously injured in the crash faces several charges.

A Texas County woman who was seriously injured Thursday in a crash southeast of Houston faces several charges, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Shelly J. Laurent, 55, was the driver of a northbound truck that ran of the right side off Highway DD, overcorrected and overturned, ejecting the driver, said Cpl. Curtis Haden. Laurent was flown to Cox South after the 4 p.m. crash about a mile of Highway 17.

She is charged with felony possession of drug paraphernalia – methamphetamine, DWI, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway and wearing no seatbelt, Haden said. The truck had extensive damage.

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