by Sam Clanton
AVA, Mo. – Two people are hurt in a traffic crash involving a semi truck on Highway 5 one mile north of Ava.
State troopers say 78-year-old Retha Clements of Ava turned into the southbound lane at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, when her car was struck from behind by a Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by 63-year-old Duane Frazier of Robertsville.
Clements and a passenger, 39-year-old Ada Sargent of Mansfield, were transported by ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield for treatment of moderate injuries.