PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. -- Two people were injured -- one with life-threatening injuries -- after a car crashed into another vehicle early Friday morning. Police identified the person most seriously injured in the accident as Crystal R. Beckett, 33.
The accident happened near I-35 and Pleasant Valley Road near Pleasant Valley, Mo.
Police said shortly before 4 a.m. Friday they received several calls about a wrong-way driver traveling north in the southbound lanes on I-35 near Parvin Road. About 10 minutes later police located the car on I-35 and Pleasant Valley Road after it had crashed into Beckett's vehicle.
Beckett was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries and underwent surgery. The driver suffered minor injuries and a third person was not injured.
Southbound lanes of I-35 were closed for about two hours while crews worked to clear the scene.
The Missouri Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.