Two seriously injured when their disabled truck is hit by another driver near Rolla

Photo courtesy of Doolittle Protection Fire District

Two Iowa men are seriously injured when their truck is hit by another vehicle just west of Rolla.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a truck, disabled from an earlier accident, was sitting in the left lane of the interstate when it was struck by an oncoming SUV.  The driver, Isreal Gonzalez, 29, of Des Moines, Iowa, and his passenger, Tristan Carmelo, 47, were both taken to Phelps Health with serious injuries.

The other driver wasn’t injured. 

The accident happened Sunday night around 7 p.m.