Serious multiple semi truck crash on I-70 claims the life of truck driver

Miles-long traffic backups have been reported.

Boonville

A truck driver lost his life in a three truck crash on I-70 in Missouri early this morning.

The crash occurred around 3:20 a.m. on Friday, August 9, near Boonville, Missouri.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Westbound I-70 near Boonville is backed up due to a fatal crash. We have a reporter on the scene.

Posted by KRCG 13 on Friday, August 9, 2019

Police say that near mile marker 98 on I-70, an eastbound semi truck crossed over into the westbound lanes and struck two other semi trucks. One of trucks involved was totally engulfed in flames after the collision.

Unfortunate accident that occurred this morning. at least one of the drivers didn't make it. I 70 mile marker 98.

Posted by Kevin Small on Friday, August 9, 2019

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has confirmed that one truck driver lost his life in the crash.

The condition of the other two truck drivers is unknown.

I-70 UPDATE, 7:20am: If your travel plans include I-70 westbound near Boonville (in Cooper County), you may want to…

Posted by MoDOT Central Missouri District on Friday, August 9, 2019

The crash closed I-70 for hours and resulted in miles-long traffic backups.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

At the scene of a fatal crash off of Interstate 70 heading Westbound. Troopers have confirmed one fatality. KRCG 13

Posted by Lexie Petrovic KRCG 13 on Friday, August 9, 2019
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