Fatal Accident on I-70

Missouri Truck Accident

Missouri Truck Accident on I-70

COLUMBIA - The Boone County Fire Department received reports of an accident involving a semi-truck and a car on eastbound I-70 late Friday night.

According to a release, firefighters found a vehicle in the roadway in flames and a tractor trailer in the median with front end damage. Firefighters extinguished the flames, but they found one body inside of the vehicle. The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is currently investigating the cause of the accident. Officers believe the vehicle was traveling the wrong direction and collided head on with the semi-truck. The name of the victim has not been released.

Eastbound I-70 closed for over an hour and a half while firefighters cleared debris off of the road.

Story from KOMU.com on August 16, 2008

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