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Truck Driver plummets 30 feet while exiting wrecked rig


A Missouri truck driver involved in a minor wreck was injured Monday while exiting his rig. 

The incident happened early morning on October 21st in Tipton Ford, Missouri. 

According to Joplin News First, a motorist was traveling south along Interstate 49 near the Shoal Creek Bridge when it “struck a deer in the roadway, lost control and was struck by [a semi],” sending the semi truck precariously close to the edge of the bridge.

28-year-old truck driver, Matt Spellman, was uninjured in the initial crash but as he was exiting his wrecked rig, he fell nearly 30 feet off of the bridge and onto the rocky shore of Shoal Creek. 

Spellman is said to have been “awake and alert” as he was loaded into the ambulance but his current condition is not known. 

The motorist involved in the crash sustained only minor injuries. 


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