One Trucker Confirmed Dead In Fiery 3-Big Rig Crossover Crash

UPDATE: Investigators Reveal New Details and Identify The 3 Truckers Involved


Cooper County, MO – One truck driver has perished and two more are injured following a fiery crash involving three tractor-trailers Friday morning along I-70.

According to investigators, the crash occurred at 3:20 a.m. near the 98-mile marker of westbound I-70, about seven miles west of Boonville.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol (MHP), a tractor-trailer traveling eastbound crossed over the center divider into the westbound lanes.


It then collided with two big rigs traveling westbound.

MHP said one of the trucks was hit in the rear, breaching its trailer which was hauling 39,000 pounds of pork.

Officials confirmed one of the drivers perished in the crash.

Two other drivers were taken to a nearby hospital.

No update has been given at this time on their conditions.

The identities of those involved have also not yet been made available.

Officials did confirm no one else was involved in the crash.


The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Officials said all westbound lanes of I-70 were reopened just after 10:15 a.m.

Transportation Nation Network will continue to bring you the latest updates on this ongoing investigation.

See more from the scene below courtesy of Kevin Small/Facebook.



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