Grain truck rollover 171 and Kafir, north of Carl Junction, MSHP official report is complete

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This semi truck rollover occurred approximately 10:35 AM as this fully loaded grain truck rolled over into the ditch losing it’s complete load of grain.  The driver and was trapped inside the truck for a time however he was able to free himself. 

According to radio traffic there was another vehicle involved in the incident and was transported to an area hospital. When we arrived at the crash scene that vehicle had already been driven from the location.  

The driver from Emporia Kansas and received only minor injuries and refused medical treatment.  The driver was trapped for a short time and his two blue heeler pups were seen outside the truck.  Later only one was located.  The full story is here in this video.  

VIDEO FEATURING THE MISSING PUPPY ON NATIONAL PUPPY DAY

M&M Wrecker required a few hours to upright the truck and remove it from the crash scene in the southeast ditch of 171 and Kafir road.  The 2005 International was a complete loss.

CLICK here for the official report from Tropper J.D. Fischer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol 

MODOT SOUTHWEST MISSOURI CAREERS

MoDOT Southwest Missouri {EMERGENCY RESPONSE} were on-hand to help the flow of traffic. And they are hiring! Click the link! Joplin, Anderson and Carthage etc currently hiring.  CLICK www.modot.org/jobs  (these are mere highlights of the numerous job opening responsibilities)

  • Roadside assistance calls: changing tires, filling anti-freeze, fluid levels, medical emergencies etc.
  • Directing traffic around emergency situations including crashes and temporary roadway work.
  • Spotter roadway work and repair on roads and bridges.
  • Maintains, cleans, and repairs state highway facilities, including repairing and replacing road signs and guardrails.

MODOT post to their social media accounts on March 19 the following, there are other posts regarding Joplin openings.  Peruse their many posts of career jobs.

We’re hiring two Maintenance Superintendents. One vacancy is in the Western Area which covers (#Butler#Carthage#Lamar, and #Nevada) and the other is in the Southwest Area which covers (#Anderson#Cassville#Galena#Monett, and #Neosho). If that’s you or someone you know, go to http://modot.org/careers to learn more about the position and to apply.
#MoDOTSW #NowHiring #JobOpportunity – MODOT

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