Cement truck rollover, delaying traffic for hours Monday

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JASPER COUNTY, Mo. (Rural Duenweg) — About 12:55 PM Monday Duenweg Fire Department, Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies and METS Ambulance were alerted to a crash near Prosperity and East Zora. Crash was located one mile north of Duenweg on Prosperity/CR 200.

It was a rollover crash. A cement truck with mixer was carrying 10.5 yards, a full load of concrete. The drum actually had cracked and split open, spilling onto the roadway and ditch.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the 2019 Mack Concrete truck, was operated by a 42-year-old man from Fairview, Mo and was traveling north on Prosperity/CR 200.

“Crash occurred as [truck] was traveling north on CR 200. When [truck] dropped off the edge of the roadway causing it to overturn.”

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The driver, Thomas Alger, was transported to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin suffering moderate injuries.

Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted with traffic control while Missouri State Highway Patrol processed the crash.

Santa Fe Towing of Joplin set the truck upright and removed it from the roadway.

ORIGINAL STORY: ROAD CLOSURE: PROSPERITY ROAD *** NEWMAN ROAD (south side of crash) to EAST ZORA (north side of crash) . No word on injuries or the destination of the cement. Some of the concrete has spilled onto the road and into the ditch. Clean up will take hours. Shannon Becker will be live from the scene coming up.

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