BERGER, Mo. - Tuesday evening at 4:56 p.m. New Haven/Berger fire crews and Hermann EMS Paramedics responded for a vehicle rollover involving one car on Highway 100, just east of Highway B near Berger, leaving Highway 100 shut down for just over three hours.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), one person was killed and a second was transported by Hermann EMS to Mercy Hospital with serious injuries.
Hermann Fire Department’s rescue truck was also dispatched to the scene along with a second ambulance from Hermann.
Pictured right is where the vehicle left the roadway.
The MSHP says that a 2004 HYUNDAI XG350 was traveling westbound on Highway when the vehicle went off the right side of the road then overcorrected, traveling across the center lane and into the ditch on the left side of the highway.
The vehicle then struck a pole, causing it to overturn, crashing into a tree, leaving the vehicle on it’s side and partially “wrapped” around the tree.
The driver of the of car was pronounced dead at the scene and has been identified as 49-year-old Elizabeth Atwood.
The passenger, 36-year-old Mark Berger, sustained serious injuries and his condition is unknown.
Both individuals were from Hermann, Mo and had their seat belts on at the time of the crash according to the MSHP.