(Editor’s Note: The MSHP updated the name of the victim, and we have made the change in our story.)
A student-teacher at Logan-Rogersville High School is dead following an accident between Strafford and Rogersville.
Mercedes Luna, 21, died in the crash.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that just before 8 a.m. Friday on State Highway 125 between Strafford and Rogersville, a northbound driver in a gray SUV tried to pass a FedEx truck in a no passing zone near the peak of a hill. Luna was driving southbound and swerved to avoid the car in the wrong lane, striking the FedEx truck.
Investigators say the car that was in the wrong lane and caused Luna to swerve did not stop for the crash.
The FedEx driver did not suffer any injuries.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is actively searching for the dark gray SUV involved in the incident.