UPDATE: The Missouri State Highway Patrol update information regarding the crash that closed MO-126 into the evening Wednesday in Barton County. Jeffrey Bullard, 57-years old, of Sheldon, Missouri, suffered moderate injuries after rolling a 2019 International Propane Truck. He was transported to a Joplin area hospital by ambulance. Bullard was traveling westbound on MO-126 and had just passed State Hwy J when the crash occurred.
“[Propane truck] ran off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, and overturned.”Cpl. J.S. Baird, #143, Troop D
The road was blocked for a period of hours beginning shortly after the 3:00 PM crash into the evening as the truck was leaking propane. Garwood’s Towing of Nevada removed the truck from the roadway.
BARTON COUNTY, Mo. — Around 3:00 PM Wednesday Missouri State Highway Patrol received reports of a propane truck rollover in southern Barton County, located on MO-126 to the east of State Hwy O. According to reports the driver was trapped, and the tank was leaking.
“The driver is not out of the truck. It has rolled and it is leaking propane.”Emergency 911 Dispatch
Jasper Fire & Rescue extricated the trapped driver around 3:40 PM. The driver was then transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. There is no update on his condition as of the initial printing of this article.
Modot SWMO set a road block, for an unknown amount of time, closing MO-126 between State Hwy O (west) and State Hwy J (east). At last update 7:05 PM the tank was still leaking and the tow company was on the scene with the propane company and authorities setting the truck upright.
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