Semi vs. semi crash halts traffic for 2.5 hours at Joplin exit 15

Local News

(64836) – Just before 2:00 AM two semi tractor-trailers crashed at mile marker sixteen west bound.  

Two people were transported with non life-threatening injuries as traffic was at a standstill till nearly 4:30 AM.

One truck was carrying 46,000 dozen eggs according to radio traffic of Missouri State Highway Patrol.

We heard the other semi was carrying a load of cooking oil? Joplin News First asked a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy.  He told us they thought it was butter at first.

Eggs? Cooking oil or butter? Who’s hungry?

ADDITIONAL CRASH (SECONDARY)

As traffic was stopped at 16 mile marker a secondary crash occurred at 17.8 mile marker. It was two semi tractor-trailers. In that crash one driver suffered serious injuries and was transported via ambulance to an area hospital.

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