Rear tandem trailer topples on US-59 near MO-86 in Newton County

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NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — Missouri State Highway Patrol respond to reports of a crash shortly after 2:15 p.m. on Thursday near US-59 and MO-86 east of Neosho. 

A tandem-trailer left the right side of the road just south of MO-86 junction. The rear tandem trailer had fallen to the side. 

Trooper Baird zoned to Newton/McDonald of Troop D tells us the tandem was traveling south on US-59. As a passenger car came into the truck’s path, the truck swerved to avoid it and went into the ditch. The passenger car did not collide with the tandem unit and diesel.


There are no injuries. 

The trailers are running on empty. The vehicle is off to the west side of the roadway but expect delays as the trailer is set upright.

We will update this article with more information as it becomes available on scene. 

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