Prosperity Road shut down, Freightliner rollover takes down pole and line

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The crash occurred directly in front of Country Caboose Wedding Chapel, their photographer caught images and video

UPDATE: The roadway was opened around noon and after M&M Wrecker arrived with two rotator wreckers and set the truck upright and removed it. A different bucket truck was set in place to hold the line up and steady until the new pole was installed early in the afternoon.

Jane Ballard, of Country Caboose Wedding Chapel, captured it all on her FB live! She allowed us to time lapse her video and show you how it was set upright. Jane is also a photographer and captured images (scroll).

The driver was not injured in today’s rollover.

ORIGINAL STORY: DUENWEG, Mo. — Duenweg Fire Department were alerted to a rollover crash at 9:55 AM Monday morning, 825 North Prosperity, that has struck a pole taking down a power line. It’s a large Freightliner bucket truck that has rolled.

The roadway will be blocked, both lanes for an extended period of time. Additional Liberty Utilities crews have been dispatched to the scene to set a new pole.


  • CLOSED 7th and Prosperity to the North (at Greyhound Bus station)
  • CLOSED Newman Road and Prosperity to the South (Liberty substation)

It is confirmed to be a non-injury crash.

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