Jackie L. Norton, 56, and Michael S. Norton, 36, both of West Plains, suffered moderate injuries in this accident east of Rolla on Interstate 44 at the 192-mile marker Monday at 4:30 p.m.
Both were taken by St. James Ambulance to Phelps County Regional Medical Center. One had injuries severe enough that authorities called for a helicopter ambulance to take the patient to a metropolitan hospital.
The helicopter was overhead but never landed, for the patient declined it, authorities said. The MSHP reported that Jackie was driving this 1999 Toyota RAV4 westbound on I-44, when the SUV went off the left side of the road and then came back onto the road.
The driver overcorrected, and the vehicle ran off the left side of the road again and became airborne before it came to a rest in the median on its top. Rolla Fire and Rescue responded to the call with a couple of fire trucks, including its new truck.