Moving truck sheers off electric poles as it rolls over

Joplin News First

UPDATED with official information from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

JASPER Co. — 10:06 PM UPDATE — Power was restored to the area as poles were replaced and lines were rehung by Barton Co. Electric near the scene of this crash at Baseline Blvd and CR130.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol initial report has more details regarding the crash. The moving truck was driven by an Eagan, Minnesota, man.

Cody Olsen, 33, was wearing his seat belt as the eastbound Penske moving truck over corrected and rolled on the north side of Baseline Blvd. He suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Mercy Joplin.

The crash occurred at 1:45 PM according to Master Sergeant D. L. Kuechler of Troop D. The truck was a 2020 International MV607.

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Barton Co. Electric are working to restore power to the immediate area after moving truck sheered off an electric pole bringing down power lines.

Crash is located at Baseline Blvd and CR 130. About 1 mile east of I-49.

Missouri State Highway Patrol tell us on the scene the driver was traveling west and slipped off the roadway, then over corrected resulting in flipping on its side on the north side of the roadway.

One person in the moving truck was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

MoDOT Emergency Response, #MoDOTjosh tells us the clean clean up, removal of truck and the household moving contents could be 3-4 hours. That’s from the original crash time about 1:45 PM. As we were talking M&M Wrecker arrived with their team.

Look for updates and the initial crash report from MSHP. We always update our stories at FourStatesHomePage on our Joplin News First tab.

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