Hazelgreen wreck sends one to hospital Tuesday afternoon

Darrell Todd Maurina


HAZELGREEN, Mo. (May 27, 2009) — A wreck on Interstate 44 near the Pulaski-Laclede county line tied up traffic late Tuesday afternoon while firefighters helped tow company personnel remove a vehicle from the median cables.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, Dennis G. Hardin, 37, of St. Robert, was eastbound on Interstate 44 in a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee when he ran off the left side of the road at 4 p.m. and struck the median barrier cable.

Hardin was initially reported as being uninjured but later determined to have suffered moderate injuries and transported by Pulaski County Ambulance District personnel to St. John’s Hospital in Lebanon for treatment.

His vehicle was moderately damaged and removed by Rothmund’s Towing.
Hazelgreen firefighters assisted state troopers and the tow company with traffic control and extrication of the vehicle from the median cables.

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