Semi Twists in Crash Near State Line in Barton County

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Missouri State Highway Patrol tells us it was carrying 45,000 pounds of rolled twine.

BARTON COUNTY, Mo. — About 9:45 AM Monday morning Barton County Emergency Services were alerted to a single vehicle tractor trailer crash. Reports stated it had rolled on MO-126 just west of 150th Road, blocking all traffic.

The westbound MO-126 tractor trailer left the right side of the roadway, over corrected, and the trailer and tractor twist as it laid on its side.

Missouri State Highway Patrol tell us the driver was wearing a safety belt and was uninjured in the crash. The cargo was 45,000 pounds of rolled twine.

Parks Towing of Lamar were assisted by Schrader’s Towing of Carthage as they set the tractor trailer upright and then off-loaded the cargo onto numerous flatbed trucks.

MO-126 closed between M and 160th Road for an unknown amount of time as the roadway was 100% blocked.

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