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JEFFERSON CITY, MO – After crashing into a pickup truck that was towing a boat and a trailer, a semi truck ran off the road and stopped just short of the Union Pacific railroad tracks in Jefferson City, MO.
Seymour, MO. – A fatal accident occurred when a train hit a pickup truck near Seymour, Missouri just after 3:30 p.m. on Friday on Highway 60, killing the driver and injuring a passenger. The crash happened just West of Seymour on Greenbriar Drive at Fordham in Webster County about 38 miles from Springfield.
Missouri State Highway Patrol says Kristy Willis, 33, was driving 1992 Chevrolet 1500 pick-up truck with three passengers inside.
Kelsey Turner, 8, sat in the front seat. Two other kids, Tiffany Bowden, 15, and her brother Carl, 16, sat in the truck’s bed.
The Highway Patrol says the car and train collided when the pick-up tried to cross the railroad tracks along Highway 60.
Tim Bowden, the father of the two kids who were in the pick-up bed, says Tiffany saw Willis reach across the front seat to help Turner, perhaps with her seat belt.
Bowden says Tiffany and Carl saw the train coming and jumped out of the pick-up bed just in time. They’re doing okay.
But Highway Patrol says, 8 year old Kelsey who was in the front seat, suffered serious injuries and was taken by helicopter to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
Troopers also said that Willis, who was driving, died in the crash. Accident reports show neither Willis nor Turner were wearing seat belts.
Bowden says he’s very shaken by what happened.
“It’s a tragedy,” he says. “From what my daughter told me, they pulled up on the tracks and nobody had even seen the train. The train didn’t even blow a whistle, didn’t blow a horn or nothing.”
Bowden says his kids had just gotten off the school bus, and Willis, their neighbor, was giving them a ride home from the bus stop.
Reports show that the train driver Edward Cleeton, 50, was not injured and was driven from the scene.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. An 18 wheeler tractor-trailer carrying 45,000 pounds of hydrochloric acid flipped on the Paseo Bridge Monday morning. The semi truck accident caused a huge mess blocking traffic on the bridge on Interstate 35.
Billows of smoke caused by the acid arose from the trailer, creating a chemical cloud. Hazmat crews were called to the scene and are currently working on containing the spill and cleaning up the area.
The Isle of Capri casino which is nearby did not evacuated, but those inside were asked to take shelter.
Kansas City Fire Department spokesman Joe Vitale said that fire crews have plugged one of two holes in the tank holding the acid. Vitale said a cleanup crew will be called to finish the cleanup.
The driver of the truck was pulled from the cab and transported to an area hospital, but was alert and responsive.
Vitale said they spoke to the driver by phone as he was transported to the hospital to determine how much he was carrying and other information about his load.
Kansas City Police and the Missouri Highway Patrol were unsure of how soon the bridge would be reopened.
KCTV5 Kansas City contributed to this story.
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This story was reported by The Hannibal Courier-Post
Lincoln County, MO — An accident involving a tractor-trailer Tuesday afternoon in Lincoln County left the driver of the truck with moderate injuries.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 5 p.m. on Route V, west of Windy Hill Road. A 2006 Freightliner tractor-trailer, driven by 42-year-old Wayne Leroy of Atmore, Ala., was westbound on Route V when it traveled off the right side of the road and overturned.
Leroy, who was wearing a safety device at the time of the accident, was transported to St. Joseph Hospital West by Lincoln County Ambulance.
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Branson, Missouri – Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Taney County. The Highway Patrol reported that the car and truck accident occurred around 8:13 a.m. Friday July 23rd on Missouri 76, about two miles east of Branson.
One of the two people involved n the accident was Branson resident Rita Gravatt, 60, who suffered serious injuries. It is reported that she was wearing a seat belt. She was airlifted to Cox South hospital in Springfield.
The other person was a passenger in the truck, Kirbyville resident Kevin Barker, 28, who suffered minor injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt. He was taken to Skaggs Regional Medical Center in Branson.
The truck was driven by Kirbyville resident Daryl Sims, 19. Sims was not injured.
Gravatt was going eastbound in a Cadillac when she crossed the center line and strucking Sims’ Ford F-250 head-on, the report said.