Phelps Co crash sends one to the hospital with serious injuries

A Rolla woman is seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash about ten miles south of her hometown.

Samantha Burghardt, 21, was driving on Highway 72 yesterday afternoon when the SUV in front of her slowed to make a turn. 

Burghardt crashed into the SUV, forcing it off the road, then traveled into the oncoming lane where her car was struck by an oncoming pickup. 

Burghardt, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, was taken to Phelps Health with serious injuries.

The driver and passenger in the truck suffered minor injuries.