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Tuesday rollovers total two vehicles
WAYNESVILLE/SAINT ROBERT, Mo. (June 8, 2010) — Two separate Tuesday crashes in Phelps County totaled vehicles driven by Waynesville and Saint Robert residents, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.

Troopers reported that Donald G. Sellman, 79, of St. Robert, had been driving westbound in his 1994 Toyota on Interstate 44 at the 181 mile marker three miles from Rolla when he slid on the wet roadway at 12:10 p.m., ran off the left side of the roadway, struck the median barriers and overturned. Sellman was not hurt but his passenger, Pong S. Lyman, 57, also of St. Robert, suffered minor injuries and was transported by Phelps County Ambulance personnel to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla.

Both had been wearing their seatbelts.

The vehicle was removed by Ron Dishman Towing.

Later Tuesday night, Amanda R. Howard, 23, of Waynesville, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet pickup westbound on Interstate 44 about 12 miles west of Rolla near the Pulaski-Phelps county line, lost control of the pickup on wet pavement at 11:20 p.m., ran off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned.

Howard, who had been wearing a seatbelt, suffered minor injuries and was transported by Phelps County Ambulance personnel to Phelps County Regional Medical Center. The pickup was removed by C&C Towing of Rolla.

In unrelated Tuesday incidents:

• State troopers in Pulaski County arrested Dustin E. Powell, 17, of St. Robert, at 8:05 p.m. on charges of resisting arrest by fleeing and of careless and imprudent driving. Powell was transported to the Pulaski County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold.

• State troopers in Pulaski County arrested Demario M. Johnson, 22, of St. Robert, at 10 p.m. on charges of resisting arrest by fleeing and of careless and imprudent driving. Johnson was transported to the Pulaski County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold.

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