Owensville man seriously injured when his truck is forced into the path of a semi

A Gasconade County man suffers serious injuries when his truck is shoved into the path of an oncoming semi. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Jerome Fitzemeyer, 65, of Owensville, was driving on Highway 100, just east of New Haven on Tuesday morning when the accident occurred.  The patrol reports Fitzemeyer had slowed to make a left-hand turn when he was struck from behind by a van.  The collision forced Fitzemeyer’s truck into the oncoming lane where it was hit by the tractor trailer. 

Fitzemeyer was flown to a St. Louis hospital for treatment.  The semi driver suffered moderate injuries.