An Arnold man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries when his pickup truck overturned Thursday evening following a car crash on Interstate 55, north of Meramec Bottom Road, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP).
According to an MSHP crash report, Matthew N. Dedert was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram truck southbound on I-55 about 7:15 p.m. Thursday when he attempted to change lanes, pulling into the path of a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by James E. Manzo, of Arnold.
The rear passenger side of the truck struck the front driver's side of the Grand Prix, causing the truck to overturn, coming to rest on its right side, according to the MSHP. Manzo's vehicle veered off the left side of the highway and struck a concrete median, where it came to rest, the MSHP report stated.
Dedert sustained serious injuries in the crash and was was transported by a Mehlville Fire District ambulance to St. Anthony's Medical Center, according to the MSHP. Manzo was uninjured.
A third vehicle - a 2007 Dodge Ram, driven by Robert E. Hayes, of St. Louis - was struck by debris from Dedert's truck, according to the report.
The MSHP report indicated Dedert was not wearing a seat belt.