UPDATE — Authorities identify the driver who died as Abdi Mohamed, 35, of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
He was pronounced dead on scene. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says his semi hit a fence, went through a muddy ditch, flipped over, and hit a tree.
ORIGINAL — In the past three months semi crashes along JackPine Road outside Carthage make it seem like a dangerous road. Tonight it has proven to be a deadly road.
JackPine is a natural cut-through from Hwy 96 and the Kansas line to the Carthage Underground where many large companies store goods for distribution.
JULY 11: Semi from local company carrying construction goods rolls off the road. Minor injuries to the driver.
AUGUST 11: Semi driver hauling 37,000 lbs of frozen vegetables rolls in the same place with no injuries.
7:00 PM TODAY/SEPTEMBER 26: Semi driver hauling 40,000 lbs frozen pizzas rolls and is killed according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Name is not yet released to the public. It’s an out-out-of state driver. It’s a road that perhaps a GPS would bring a through here? It looks like a short cut?
But it’s not built for big rigs.
More information as it becomes available.