Cement truck rollover I-49 on ramp at Neosho

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THE SCIENCE: cement rolling in the drum will favor the drivers side for weight, so right turns are more precarious.

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — Shortly before noon on Thursday Newton County Central Dispatch began reports of a cement truck rollover crash along I-49. The crash was located at US-60 and the onto the northbound on ramp to I-49.

Neosho Area Fire District, Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies, Newton County Ambulance responded. The Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.

The G&H Concrete truck was reported to have about 9 yards of cement in the mixer.

At the scene Missouri State Highway Patrol tells us the driver suffered minor injuries. The 36-year-old male driver was transported to a Joplin area hospital by Newton County Ambulance. He was wearing a seat belt.

Santa Fe Towing set the truck upright and removed it by 2:30 PM.

THE SCIENCE: The Trooper on the scene explains it a little more clear why a loaded cement truck is more prone to rollover. It’s not determined yet in any official report regarding this crash. However speed could be an issue or the angle of a right turn. The cement load rolling in the drum will favor the drivers side.

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