According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 23-year-old Michaela N. Rath was driving a 2007 Dodge Sprinter van south in the passing lane on US 71 at the Savannah Reservoir west of Savannah at 5:40 p.m. Thursday. Rath’s vehicle traveled into the driving lane and Rath swerved to avoid another vehicle. The van went off the west side of the road, hit an embankment, went airborne and rolled, eventually coming to rest on its wheels.
Rath was transported by ambulance to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph for treatment of serious injuries.
According to the crash report, Rath was wearing a seat belt.